Friday, April 13, 2007

Chetry, Roberts Debut on American Morning with Heavy Slate of News

CNN Pressroom - New Morning Team to Appear on Monday, April 16, with Edwards Interview, ‘Children of War’ Series

Kiran Chetry and John Roberts mark their debut as the new co-anchors of CNN's flagship morning program American Morning on Monday, April 16. The program, which offers the most news in the morning on political, domestic and international stories, airs on CNN/U.S. each weekday from 6 a.m. to 9 am (ET).

With Chetry based in New York and Roberts anchoring from both New York and Washington, D.C., the new anchor team will offer a heavy dose of political news each morning. On Monday, American Morning will launch with an extensive interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards from the presidential candidates childhood home in Seneca, S.C. On Tuesday, April 17, American Morning will focus on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with live interviews with newsmakers prior to the hearings.

As part of American Morning’s ongoing coverage of the war in Iraq, Chetry will kick off a new series, “Children of War,” featuring an in-depth look at the lives of children with parents serving in Iraq. This look at the impact of war at home will continue throughout the week.

Roberts joined CNN in February 2006 after 14 years with CBS News as chief White House correspondent, chief medical correspondent and anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS Evening News. Roberts had been serving as CNN's senior national correspondent, reporting extensively for CNN on politics and from the front lines in Iraq and last summer’s Middle East conflict, and as anchor of This Week at War.

Chetry joined CNN in February and immediately began anchoring various CNN programs including American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360º and CNN Newsroom. Previously, Chetry was the anchor of Fox & Friends First and Fox & Friends Weekend for the Fox News Channel. She has covered major breaking news stories including reports from the field during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the invasion of Baghdad and Hurricane Katrina.

American Morning, providing the most news in the morning on television, broadcasts weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (ET) on CNN/U.S. Ed Litvak is the show’s executive producer.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; four Web sites, including, the first major news and information Web site; CNN Pipeline,’s premium live video news service; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and partnerships for four television networks and two Web sites.

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