Things are not great over at CNN, and haven’t been for quite some time.
The left-leaning infotainment network has been hemorrhaging viewers for the better part of a decade, thanks in no small part to their incessantly-biased and inflammatory style. They’ve editorialized news to the brink of imitating TMZ, and Americans simply aren’t interested.
After a number of recent shakeups in the behind-the-scenes ecosystem, the online talent is getting a rather remarkable reshuffle, including a stunning demotion for prime-time anchor Don Lemon.
CNN’s left-wing host Don Lemon will end his primetime show, “Don Lemon Tonight,” and move to mornings later this year, the network announced on Thursday.
Lemon will join CNN hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins on the “re-imagined” morning show that will replace the long-struggling “New Day.” The move leaves CNN with a gaping hole in primetime, as “Cuomo Prime Time” still has not been replaced since its namesake host Chris Cuomo was fired last year.
Other hosts affected by the shuffle released rather bland statements on their futures.
John Berman and Brianna Keilar will continue to anchor “New Day” until the new program premieres and then will be given new roles at the network. Given Keilar’s liberal leanings and the recent ousters of such partisan CNN figures as John Harwood and Brian Stelter, some observers thought Keilar would be shown the door as the network continues to revamp under new CEO Chris Licht, but it appears she’s sticking around.
Details of Keilar’s next role were not made clear. She did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It is also unclear what Berman, who is beloved by rank-and-file CNN employees, will do next for the network. He regularly fills in for primetime hosts and is seen as a versatile anchor.
“I am excited for what comes next,” Berman told Fox News Digital.
CNN lost their premiere personality Chris Cuomo months ago, after a number of allegations of improprieties emerged.