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CNN appoints Collins anchor for 9 p.m. show

May 19, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Kaitlan Collins

CNN has tapped Kaitlan Collins to serve as anchor for a new show at 9 p.m. The show will debut in June.

CNN CEO Chris Licht stated in an internal memo:

“She is a smart and gifted journalist who we’ve all seen hold lawmakers and newsmakers accountable. She pushes politicians off their talking points, gets real answers — and as everyone who’s worked with her knows — breaks a lot of news.”

Commenting on her new role, Collins said:

“I’m grateful and excited to join CNN’s primetime lineup for a new show that will feature sharp interviews, fresh reporting and thoughtful conversations on the top stories that are driving the news cycle.

“I’m so thankful for my friend and co-anchor Poppy [Harlow] and will be cheering on the CNN This Morning team every day.”

Recently, she co-anchored CNN This Morning and served as chief correspondent of the show. She joined CNN in 2017 as chief White House correspondent. Before that, she was a White House correspondent at The Daily Caller.

As per CNN:

“In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Collins was included in Mediaite’s list of the 50 Most Influential people in News Media. She was also named to Crain’s NewsPro’s 12 to Watch in TV News in January of 2019, as well as one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30: Media” in the same year.”

Collins graduated from the University of Alabama.

You can congratulate Collins on Twitter.


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