Ashleigh Banfield Moves to "Newsroom" and Kyra Phillips to host her own show on HLN
CNN announced yesterday that Ashleigh Banfield
is moving to the 11 AM ET airing of CNN Newsroom
, while Kyra Phillips
is moving to host her own show on HLN later this summer.
As previously reported
, John Berman
will be getting an Early Start
, taking the place of Ashleigh Banfield as co-anchor with Zoraida Sambolin
TVNewser has the internal memos from HLN Executive Vice-President Scott Safon
and CNN Domestic Executive Vice-President Ken Jautz
Labels: Ashleigh Banfield, CNN Domestic, CNN Newsroom, Early Start, HLN, John Berman, Ken Jautz, Kyra Phillips, Scott Safon, Zoraida Sambolin
CNN en Español London Olympics Coverage
CNN en Español has announced its coverage plans of the 2012 London Olympics. Details from CNN below.
CNN Press Release: CNN en Español broadcasts special coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games
Starting Monday, July 23th through Monday, August 13rd, CNN en Español will broadcast special coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Anchor Elizabeth Pérez will report live from the Olympic park in London and will cover the preparations, rehearsals and competitions, and will have interviews with the participants in this grand event, which will be featured during CNN en Español’s daily shows.
Sports anchors Luis Gerardo Bucci, Diego Bustos and Marcela Trucios will deliver analysis with daily summaries and statistics of the main sporting events and its athletes from Atlanta.
Moreover, starting this month, Encuentro, Directo USA, Panorama Mundial and CNN México: Perspectivas will include daily segments with complete coverage on the Olympics that will continue to air through the games.
CNN en Español’s special coverage will bring the latest information of the sporting events. In addition, the network will broadcast specials with some of the most important participants. There will be chronicles and anecdotes from their country of origin in special programs like “Tras el oro.”
CNN en Español’s viewers will learn about the different sporting disciplines, records and expectations of the contestants. At the same time, special guests, such as former athletes, will comment during the competitions.
This special coverage will count on an important web component on CNNEspanol.com and the network’s social media, giving information on the most important events, the behind the scenes, emblematic images and the curiosities around this historic competition.
Starting June through Monday, August 13, CNN en Español will dedicate its programming to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Labels: CNN En Español, Diego Bustos, Elizabeth Pérez, Luis Gerardo Bucci, Marcela Trucios
'Winning Post' To Run Monthly On CNN International
'Winning Post' is about to become a regular fixture on CNN International with the network upping the horse racing feature to a monthly program. 'Winning Post' originally started airing as a series of regular specials last year. CNN's release below.
CNN Press Release: WINNING POST’ GOES MONTHLY ON CNN INTERNATIONAL
CNN International today announced that ‘Winning Post',
the network's flat racing strand is expanding beyond its existing
coverage of major meetings, to a dedicated monthly programme.
a successful element of CNN's ‘World Sport' programming, ‘Winning Post'
in June embarks on an exciting development as CNN's global audience
will be able to enjoy all the coverage of a major Group 1 meeting in a
special monthly show.
Few sports can match the
elegance and history of horse racing. Where ancient tradition meets
cutting-edge technology, CNN takes viewers inside the track; getting the
stories from the top trainers, jockeys and owners in the business, as
well as a behind-the-scenes look at the fashions and the fortunes that
go hand-in-hand with the most glamorous sport on the planet.
Donald, Director, CNN International Productions, said: "Winning Post'
presents an insider's view of racing not seen before on an international
scale; from the refined thoroughbreds to the logistics involved with
training, feeding and transporting these magnificent athletes all over
the world. We are delighted that a flat racing show now joins CNN's
growing sports portfolio, alongside ‘Living Golf', ‘MainSail', ‘Open
Court', ‘The Circuit' and ‘Winning Post'."
Presented by racing insider Francesca Cumani,
the first monthly programme invites CNN viewers to two of the most
glamorous events in racing: the Prix de Diane and Royal Ascot.
Prix de Diane is France's most stylist race meeting, held annually at
the picturesque Chantilly Racecourse. Expect the fashions off the field
to be as impressive as the fillies on it. Also known as the ‘French
Oaks', the Prix de Diane is the nation's premier race for 3-year-old
fillies and is counted among France's "Classic" races.
Ascot is arguably the world's most recognisable race meeting: think
enormous hats and ‘My Fair Lady'. But it also brings together some of
the best racing in the world, all taking place under the watchful eye of
HM Queen Elizabeth II, who will arrive every day by carriage from
Windsor Castle. This year the two best horses in the world, Frankel and Black Caviar, will be among those racing in the five-day meeting.
Labels: CNN International, Francesca Cumani, Jamie Donald, Winning Post
CNN en Español Presents Special Coverage Of California And New Jersey Primaries
CNN en Español tonight kicked off the first of its special coverage of the California and New Jersey primaries. CNNe has scheduled coverage through until Wednesday. Details from CNN below.
CNN Press Release:
CNN en Español broadcasts special coverage for the 2012 California and New Jersey primaries
Starting Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 6th, CNN en Español will broadcast a special coverage of the California and New Jersey primaries, hosted live by anchor Juan Carlos Lopez, New York correspondent Rafael Fuenmayor and Los Angeles correspondent Karina Dalmas, collaborating with CNN throughout the coverage.
During the California primary, 169 delegates will be chosen for a total of 172 delegates to attend the national convention. At the same time, the New Jersey primary will send 50 delegates to the national convention.
Throughout the coverage, there will be a comprehensive analysis of the electoral candidates with an emphasis on the importance of the Latino vote and its growing population in the United States.
This special presidential primary coverage will cover issues of immigration, the economy, education, and the job industry, among other topics, which are important to the Hispanic community in the United States.
CNN en Español will broadcast the special coverage of the California and New Jersey primaries, starting Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 6th.
Labels: CNN En Español, CNN Politics, Juan Carlos Lopez, Karina Dalmas, Rafael Fuenmayor
CNN's Gamble With Anthony Bourdain
David Carr takes a look
at CNN's hiring last week
of Anthony Bourdain.
CNN, the former cable news leader, is at loose ends, having recorded its lowest ratings in 10 years in April. The channel still makes a lot of money, an expected $600 million in operating profit this year. But nothing — not the lift of an election year, the switch-out of Piers Morgan for Larry King or firm edicts from Time Warner management — has moved the needle on viewership.
Even as profits pile up, CNN is in danger of becoming a niche channel. Perhaps signing a proven niche player — according to Nielsen, Mr. Bourdain’s show draws about 450,000 viewers on a channel that lives far down the dial — is a small part of the answer.
It’s not as if Mr. Bourdain is a television lightweight: He and his production company, Zero Point Zero, which will continue to produce the show, have won Emmys for programs on Haiti and Laos, and the crew was nominated for an Emmy for an episode shot in Beirut during Israel’s 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Mark Whitaker, managing editor of CNN Worldwide, has been working to decrease the network’s reliance on politics, where its middle-of-the-road approach often suffers in comparison to the edgier, more partisan offerings of Fox News and MSNBC. He began talking with Mr. Bourdain back in March in the belief that the chef’s penchant for traveling to far-flung places like Thailand and Saudi Arabia was a fit with CNN’s international credentials. More important, Mr. Whitaker wanted CNN’s first move out of its lane to come with a ready-made audience attached. CNN has no trouble attracting eyeballs, it just has trouble persuading them to stick around when the world is not on fire.
“Tony is appointment viewing and sticky in a way that we need to be,” Mr. Whitaker said on the phone. “We are big fans of what he does and what he stands for, which is global and smart, but he goes beyond politics and war coverage. We need to be broader than that and we are looking hard to make that happen. Tony was the first person that came to mind.”
You can read Carr's full piece here
Labels: Anthony Bourdain, CNN Worldwide, Mark Whitaker