First, CNN Newsroom anchor Kyra Phillips will move to HLN to host a new daytime program later this summer. “The show will be built around Kyra’s personality and passions, which include looking at the state of parenting and the modern family, civil rights and discrimination, children with disabilities and military families,” said an HLN executive.
In addition, CNN announced that veteran ABC News correspondent John Berman will join the network to co-anchor Early Start with Zoraida Sambolin. Berman had previously been a regular contributor and correspondent for a variety of ABC News programming.
Berman will replace Early Start co-host Ashleigh Banfield, who will move to CNN Newsroom during the day, where she will host the 11 a.m. hour.
The changes are expected to take effect in several weeks.