CNN Tweaks Daytime Lineup, Expanding Duties for Michaela Pereira, John Berman

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Ashleigh Banfield's program moves to noon

CNN said it would expand duties for two of its early-morning hosts, John Berman and Michaela Pereira, as part of a rejiggering of its daytime lineup

Starting Monday, February 10, the duo will host an 11 a.m. program, a move that will send the current occupant of that slot, Ashleigh Banfield, to noon. Berman and Pereira will continue their other duties on the Time Warner-owned cable-news network, continuing to hold forth on “Early Start” at 5 a.m. and New Day at 6 a.m., respectively

Wolf Blitzer will continue to anchor the 1 p.m. hour, “Wolf,” with a focus on politics, breaking news and international news.  He will also continue to anchor “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” weekdays from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Carol Costello  will continue to anchor 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  and Brooke Baldwin will continue to anchor 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Suzanne Malveaux and Michael Holmes, who had been anchoring the noon hour, are being given new assignments. Malveaux, a CNN veteran, will become CNN”s  national correspondent covering politics, national news, and international current events, relocating to Washington. D.C.  Holmes will return full-time to CNN International and continue to anchor “International Desk,” which airs weekdays at 10 a.m.

The moves come as MSNBC has begun to staff up for a daytime show featuring the unproven but popular Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow who has drawn much attention despite his inexperience in the field.

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  1. Al Schunke says:

    I don’t like the new line up. My wife and I watch cooking shows or (anything else) at 10:00

  2. Nothing will come of this. CNN will still be sniffing Fox News behind.

  3. August West says:

    more appropriate headline ‘CNN Daytime Lineup Tweaks’

  4. NBC has become a laughing stock. They have hired the daughter of the Clintons, the daughter of the Bushes, the daughter of the Kennedys, and now, the Mia Farrow generation is checking in! Isn’t it amazing that the children of powerful politicians just happen to be the best choices for prime network ‘journalism’ jobs?

  5. Seems like a waste of time and money .Try like TV type Ebay or something Like Tradio but on TV .

  6. Todd P. says:

    EVERY one of those CNN personalities mentioned are schlubs. CNN and Zucker won’t be able to catch up to Fox News until they start to hire pretty, smart, ex-lawyers and achievers like FNC does. There’s nothing as sexy and addictive as a smart, pretty woman……

  7. Fred Helms says:

    Air America didn’t work. Did you not get the memo?

  8. Fumm Duck says:

    Indra Petersons is the only personality on the New Day show I enjoy listening to.

  9. Tom says:

    I like Erin ???? with her “Outfront” program.

  10. Nel Tor says:

    No amount of tweaking will improve your rating. There is only one secret to improving your rating.

    Don’t be a lapdog to any politician and speak the truth not hide it.

  11. James says:

    It’s time everyone realize the younger demographics aren’t watching TV News on a regular basis. Most, like myself, get all there news and commentary via the internet. So, this is what’s called rearranging chairs on the Titanic.

  12. bob onnit says:

    If they want to improve their ratings they need to get rid of the condescending, biased Carol Costello in the morning and that limey fop Piers Morgan in the evening. And send Anderson Cooper to bootcamp so maybe he grows a set and isn’t so timid in the rare instances when he has an epiphany and asks a hardball question that all his audience is thinking.

  13. Kelly Laraia says:

    We all know that Fox dominates the cable news ratings. CNN and MSNBC have decided to compete by having liberal and very liberal shows and commentators. It hasn’t worked. I have a suggestion. Hire a few conservative commentators to compete with Fox…take a chunk out of their target audience. Using the same old liberal approach is not working for CNN and MSNBC.

    • Their primary viewers are getting high while watching (turning advertisers, with the exception of frito lay and movie companies). I mean, its the progressive thing to do. So glad our forefathers fought for a country full of cabbages. God Bless, we sure need his help!

  14. SofaKingCool says:

    Hehehehehe….he said rejiggering.

  15. Ronnie Van Zant says:

    *piece on how…

  16. Sig Sauer says:

    I will not matter for either NBC or MSNBC to change their line ups. No one cares and no one watches.

  17. Jack Reeves says:

    It is so fun watching CNN & MSNBC fail. They were never that good it was just nothing else was on.

  18. Leon A Davis says:

    From what I see flipping through channels at the gym, half of daytime TV consists of people sitting around tables yammering on about nothing much in particular. To my way of thinking, the content of what they are saying looks to be secondary to how they say it, and what they look like when they’re saying it. (I’m too sexy for my dress…”) Zucker’s problem is that he seems to think appearance trumps content. This why CNN deals mostly in pablum and treacle. Besides, there’s no real reason to watch CNN because you already know what they’re going to say on any topic. They adhere to the ideological guidelines. Man-made global warming. Gay is good. Obama is a god. Christians are evil. Abortion is wonderful. Muslims are way cool. Radical Muslims are the coolest. Israel sucks. Gay! Gay! Gay! Republicans are the worst. You get the idea. No need to watch. It’s all the same.

  19. ENI says:

    With the exception of Wolf Blitzer, I’ve never heard of any of these people.

  20. jaxcane says:


  21. Ron Glee says:

    that big fatso better lose 100 pounds or there will be no room for Berman on the screen, also cut off her messy hair because she come across a slattern.

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