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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

CNN's Jeff Zucker Contemplating Replacing Soledad O'Brien With Erin Burnett

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/jeff-zucker-erin-burnett-cnn-morning-report_n_2270373.html

Could Soledad O'Brien be replaced in the mornings on CNN by Erin Burnett?

Maybe, according to Monday's New York Post, which reported that newly appointed CNN chief Jeff Zucker is reportedly setting out to shake up the network's morning show.

A former executive producer of the "Today" show, Zucker was responsible for turning the NBC property into the number one program in morning television—a position the show held for 16 years. He introduced signature "Today" show elements, including moving the show to its current studio on Rockefeller Plaza and introducing the summer concert series.

When Zucker was named CNN Worldwide president late last month, Turner Broadcasting Chairman Phil Kent said that Zucker was not hired because of his morning TV experience, but that "one of the great byproducts of is he's an absolute expert in morning television."

It's no surprise that the network would prioritize improving its morning programming block as Zucker takes the reins. Although Soledad O'Brien has won plaudits as host of CNN's year-old morning show, the network remains in third place behind cable news rival MSNBC and industry leader Fox News.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

1. Fuck you, Zucker

Erin Burnett is airhead and a Rethug loving suckass.

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:42 PM

2. He knows what he's doing.

Safe to say CNN’s Soledad O’Brien is excited about her new boss.

When she heard that Jeff Zucker — also her old boss — had been named president of CNN Worldwide, “I thought, ‘Yes!,’” O’Brien says. “He knows news. He knows winning. He knows morning TV.”

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/losing-in-the-ratings-soledad-obrien-longs-to-be-on-a-team-that-strategizes-how-to-win_b157596


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