CNN’s Anderson Cooper joined the growing list of newscasters and talk show hosts broadcasting remotely on Friday night. He hosted Anderson Cooper 360 from home after one of his staffers expressed that they believed to be positive for coronavirus. “I don’t have any symptoms, I feel fine,” Cooper said. “It’s just an abundance of caution to keep everybody around me–and everybody on our staff is going to be staying out of the office for a while.”
WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company, identified this in an email Tuesday as “a second individual working at 30 Hudson Yards” who has tested positive.
CNN and Univision drew 10.8 million total average viewers for Sunday night’s Democratic debate between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden, handing CNN its most-watched debate of the election cycle, according to Nielsen Fast National data.
Univision’s Jorge Ramos has backed out of his planned role as one of the moderators of Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate because of possible exposure to the coronavirus, and the event itself has been moved from Phoenix to CNN’s studios in Washington, D.C.
Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. there will be no live audience when former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, both vying for the Democratic nomination, face each other Sunday in Phoenix at the request of both candidates’ campaigns. CNN is scheduled to televise the event.
The Trump campaign has filed yet another defamation lawsuit against a media outlet for an opinion piece, with CNN the target of the campaign’s latest lawsuit on Friday.
Lisa Pedrogo played a key role in bringing CNN’s groundbreaking new IP-based facility in New York’s Hudson Yards to fruition. Her tenacity and generous leadership style have made her one of TVNewsCheck’s 2020 Women in Technology Leadership Award winners.
The Democrats are heading to the Valley of the Sun next month for the 11th Democratic primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. CNN and Univision will host the debate on March 15, in Phoenix. It will air from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. Additional info, including moderators, venue and criteria, will be released at a later date, according to CNN.
A debate moderator’s question that appeared to dismiss his denial of a story that he had told rival Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t win the presidential election was making news following this week’s Democratic debate.
It was a respectable audience, beating almost every other network in its time slot, but still down from past highs. Viewership fell short of a CNN debate in October, which attracted 8.3 million viewers, and an ABC debate in September, when 14 million tuned in.
CNN has agreed to pay $76 million to settle a 16-year-long National Labor Relations Board dispute alleging that CNN violated federal labor law by firing roughly 200 unionized broadcast technicians — including camera operators — back in 2003.
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has settled a lawsuit with a Kentucky teen who claimed media organizations falsely labeled him as a racist following a well-publicized encounter with a Native American last year at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The network confirmed the settlement Tuesday, as did Todd McMurtry, a lawyer for Nicholas Sandmann, a […]
President Trump has made two major attempts (so far) to use his power to intimidate and control independent media. The second attempt was his intervention to deny Amazon a $10 billion Pentagon contract as retribution against the Washington Post. The first was ordering the Justice Department to block an AT&T merger, in order to punish CNN. And while the courts ultimately stymied the latter move, Trump is attempting to keep up public pressure on AT&T and its ownership of CNN.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has sued CNN for more than $435 million in a defamation suit filed on Tuesday in Virginia. The 47-page lawsuit opened by calling CNN “the mother of fake news” that was “eroding the fabric of America” and claimed that the network published a “demonstrably false hit piece” about Nunes on Nov. 22.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he embarrassed himself following a tense exchange Thursday where he asked the White House counselor to respond to her husband’s criticism of President Donald Trump on television. Lawyer George Conway has frequently attacked his wife’s boss on social media. MSNBC brought him into the […]
CNN, HuffPost and Rolling Stone incorrectly said Joe Arpaio was an ex-felon, but U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth won’t fault Chris Cuomo’s “mistake in legal nomenclature” and rejects the controversial sheriff’s bid to establish actual malice from “leftist” bias.
Stitcher’s documentary podcast Heaven’s Gate will be the basis for a four-part docuseries about the cult and its mass suicide, to be produced by CNN Originals. Stitcher is owned by the E.W. Scripps Co. The Heaven’s Gate podcast tells, for the first time, the story behind the formation of the Heaven’s Gate cult and its […]
Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide, suggested Thursday that the AT&T-owned news outlet would be “open” to speaking with the former Fox News Channel anchor when he is allowed to start looking for a new job. Smith left Fox News Channel abruptly earlier this month after clashing publicly with Tucker Carlson, one of the network’s primetime opinion hosts.
The details are still murky, but CNN has recently created a new internal group called NewsCo that is developing a suite of digital products, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter today.