Saturday, February 27, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: 8.8 EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE

CNN Press Release - A magnitude 8.8 earthquake strikes central Chile. The full extent of the damage is not yet known although there are reports of collapsed buildings and hundreds of people in the streets. MORE AT CNN.COM.

CNN teams heading to the area:

CNN Domestic
Soledad O'Brien, anchor and special correspondent
Dan Simon, national correspondent (coverage in Hawaii)
John Zarella, Miami correspondent

CNN International
Hala Gorani, CNNI anchor and reporter
Sara Sidner, international correspondent
Karl Penhaul, correspondent

CNN en Espanol
Daniel Viotto, anchor

CNN Chile is a joint-venture between CNN and Liberty Global's VTR, CNN Chile launched in December 2008. In addition to a fully staffed local news production center based in Santiago, CNN Chile has complete access to CNN Worldwide’s newsgathering resources including the support of 4,000 journalists based around the globe.

FACTS:
Launch: Dec. 4, 2008
Language: Spanish

Live Report from CNN Chile President Rolando Santos: click here.

CNN.com/live is streaming live coverage from CNN Chile and from affiliates in Honolulu
http://live.cnn.com/

CNN TELEVISION PROGRAMMING UPDATES FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 27
~ Live until 1pm ET ~ CNN Breaking News with Fredricka Whitfield and Rick Sanchez
~ 1pm-3pm ET ~ Simulcast CNNI
~ 3pm-7pm ET ~ CNN Breaking News with Fredricka Whitfield and Rick Sanchez
~ 7pm-9pm ET ~ CNN Breaking News with Don Lemon
~ 9pm-10pm ET ~ Live Larry King Live
~10pm-Midnight ET ~ CNN Breaking News with Don Lemon
~Midnight to 6am ET ~ Simulcast CNNI

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