As behind the scenes drama plays out, CNN anchors will have to put on a happy face Tuesday when the curtain goes up on a new morning show. CNN This Morning is the first major initiative under CNN Chairman Chris Licht, who took the reins in April after a successful run at CBS, where he turned around the network’s morning news program and Stephen Colbert’s late night show. Above, CNN This Morning‘s co-anchors (l-r): Poppy Harlow, Don Lemon and Kaitlan Collins — all familiar faces to the network’s viewers.
They will replace the current team of John Berman and Brianna Keilar on New Day, which airs on the news network from 6 to 9 a.m. ET. It’s the first major programming move announced by new CNN Chairman Chris Licht, who has an extensive background in morning television.