CNN sister network HLN is making a major overhaul of its daytime lineup and axing three live news shows, Across America With Carol Costello, Michaelaand Crime & Justice With Ashleigh Banfield. The three hosts, prominent anchors Carol Costello, Michaela Pereira and Ashleigh Banfield, will all host their last shows Friday, Oct. 26, and the network’s new lineup will kick in Monday, Oct. 29.
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s Chris Cuomo is hearkening back to his newsmagazine days with a series for the sister network HLN that initially touches on hot-button issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the sex trade. The documentary series, “Inside with Chris Cuomo,” debuts Friday at 9 p.m. and doesn’t affect his day […]
It’s hard to be a news network these days and not benefit from the interest in public events generated by President Trump. But CNN sibling HLN hasn’t been able to capitalize on the politically charged environment. Now the former Headline News network is hoping to improve its fortunes by focusing on domestic news that’s relevant to middle America and leaning in to true-crime stories and mysteries, which has become an especially popular genre on TV.
Although cable TV networks continue to reap overall benefits from this political election season, the big cable news leader got a bit of mixed news for the month of August.
Ashleigh Banfield, the correspondent who first rose to fame by traveling to global hotspots for MSNBC in the aftermath of 9/11, has a new flashpoint to cover: getting more attention for HLN, the CNN-owned outlet going through transition. She will take over the slot that has long been occupied by Nancy Grace, the 8 p.m. hour, starting Monday, Oct. 17.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Three female anchors on cable’s HLN channel saluted Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News Channel newswoman who recently sued the network’s chairman alleging years of sexual harassment. Carlson’s lawsuit resulted in the departure of Roger Ailes, who had founded Fox News Channel two decades before. “Maybe I’m lucky, but I […]
Nancy Grace, who parlayed her stint as a successful prosecutor into a two-decade career as one of cable’s most recognizable and controversial figures, will depart HLN, her TV home for the past 11 years, when her current contract expires in October.
CNN is pivoting its sister channel HLN back toward news, abandoning the social media focus it had been pursuing in recent years. HLN’s chief executive, Albie Hecht, will depart the channel, and CNN EVP (and former HLN chief) Ken Jautz will step in on an interim basis.
NEW YORK (AP) — HLN plans to rebrand itself as a TV gathering place for the social-media generation. The network says it will reformat its programming to curate news, trending topics and other viral content from all media platforms. In doing so, it will depart from its recent identity as more of a traditional talk-TV […]