CNN Newsroom

CNN Newsroom (also simply known as Newsroom) is an American news program that airs on CNN.

CNN Newsroom
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GenreNews program
Created byJonathan Klein
Presented byJim Acosta
Victor Blackwell
Pamela Brown
Ana Cabrera
Alisyn Camerota
Poppy Harlow
Christi Paul
Boris Sanchez
Jim Sciutto
Fredricka Whitfield
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsCNN Center
30 Hudson Yards
New York City
Washington, D.C.
Camera setupMulti-camera
Original networkCNN
Original releaseSeptember 4, 2006 (2006-09-04) –
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Broadcasting for 43 hours each week, Newsroom features live and taped news reports, in addition to analysis from experts on the issues being covered, and headlines throughout each hour. The program tends to focus on softer news than their hard news politics-based primetime lineup. The program is the standard "brand" for general rolling-news programming for the network, originating from their headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. It debuted on September 4, 2006 replacing CNN Live Today, Live From, CNN Saturday, CNN Saturday Night, CNN Sunday, and CNN Sunday Night.[1]


CNN Newsroom features various anchors on weekdays and weekends. Since the start of September 8, 2008, the program has employed a single-presenter format. [2]

The program shares the same name of an earlier CNN program, debuted in 1989, that was shown commercial-free by teachers in schools.[3][4][5]

On June 18, 2012, CNN introduced Newsroom International presented by Suzanne Malveaux.[6] This hour-long block of news focuses on news across the globe. The show is based in CNN's World Headquarters in Atlanta. On February 25, 2013, Newsroom International was changed to Around the World, but was cancelled on February 7, 2014.

Weekend mornings, which formerly aired under the Newsroom banner before being relaunched as weekend editions of New Day in June 2013, are anchored by Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul. Fredricka Whitfield hosts the weekend daytime edition of Newsroom. The weekend afternoon/evening edition was originally hosted by Don Lemon (later Poppy Harlow and Ana Cabrera).

On August 12, 2013, CNN rebranded the a portion of the broadcast of Newsroom as Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. The 60-minute-long show based in New York focused on the most important legal news of the day, and aired its last episode on September 23, 2016.

From August 12, 2013 to February 7, 2014, Newsroom, with its reduced airtime, aired weekday mornings for two hours anchored by Carol Costello. Wolf Blitzer anchored the a later hour of the program with Brooke Baldwin until February 2014, when the slot was renamed as Wolf. The new show details the latest on politics, breaking news and international news, and was simulcast on CNN International. Wolf was cancelled on November 9, 2018.

On February 10, 2014, an hour of CNN Newsroom was renamed @THIS HOUR with Berman and Michaela hosted by John Berman and Michaela Pereira.[7]

In November 2014, Poppy Harlow took over primetime anchoring duties on weekend evening editions of CNN Newsroom. The shift was covered by rotating anchors following Don Lemon's move to CNN Tonight in early 2014.

In February 2017, Carol Costello left CNN for HLN, and was succeeded by John Berman and Poppy Harlow. Ana Cabrera took over Harlow's weekend evening slot.

In May 2018, John Berman left the show to become the new co-anchor of New Day, the flagship morning program for CNN.[8]

In September 2018, Jim Sciutto became the new co-anchor in CNN Newsroom on the show with Poppy Harlow.[9][10]

CNN Newsroom currently has a duration of five hours with an hour of "At This Hour" with Kate Bolduan and an hour of Inside Politics with John King in between the duration at 11AM Eastern Standard Time. Poppy Harlow and Jim Scuitto cover the 9-11am slot, while Ana Cabrera is at 1-2p and Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell from 2-4p, all Eastern Standard Times.

In January 2021, CNN announced Pamela Brown as the host of the 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. edition on weekends.[11]

In February 2021, CNN announced a major change to its schedule. Brianna Keilar was replaced by Ana Cabrera on the 1-2 p.m. slot while Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell took the place of Brooke Baldwin (who left CNN in mid-April) on the 2-4 p.m. slot.

At the weekend, the 3 – 6 p.m. edition is now hosted by Jim Acosta.

Notable personalitiesEdit

Programs occasionally pre-empted for special programs.

Current AnchorsEdit


Time (ET) Anchor
9AM - 11AM Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto
1PM - 2PM Ana Cabrera
2PM - 4PM Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell


Time (ET) Saturday Anchor Sunday Anchor
10AM - 11AM Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez N/A
11AM - 2PM Fredricka Whitfield N/A
2PM - 3PM Fredricka Whitfield
3PM - 4PM Jim Acosta
4PM - 6PM Jim Acosta
6PM - 9PM Pamela Brown Pamela Brown

Weather teamEdit

Former AnchorsEdit

Time (ET) Anchor
1PM - 2PM Brianna Keilar
2PM - 4PM Brooke Baldwin


In 2010, CNN Newsroom was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine" for the episode "Gay Killings in Iraq" during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards. Also that year, it was nominated for "Outstanding TV Journalism Segment" for the segment "Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach 'I Was Utterly Devastated'".[12]


In September 2014, CNN technology analyst Brett Larson was criticized after incorrectly referring to the imageboard website 4chan as a person, suggesting it was “a systems administrator who knew his away around and how to hack things”. He had appeared on the program to explain the leak of nude celebrity photos from several hacked iCloud accounts.[13][14]

In June 2015, a London gay pride parade included an ISIL parody flag, replacing the Arabic letters with dildos and butt plugs. Malveaux described the presence of an ISIS flag at a gay pride parade as "unnerving" before a seven-minute live cross to a CNN "terrorism expert" in London.[15][16][17]


  1. ^ Stelter, Brian (August 15, 2006). "CNN Renames Daytime Programming; 'CNN Newsroom' Starts Sept. 4". TV Newser. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  2. ^ SteveK (August 7, 2008). "Changes to CNN Newsroom". TV Newser. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Howard Rosenberg (September 5, 1989). "CNN Kids` Show Gets High Marks". Sun-Sentinel. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Ann Hodges (August 14, 1989). "CNN gets up early for school with `CNN Newsroom'". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "CNN Newsroom as a Classroom Tool". The Journal. October 1, 1999. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  6. ^ "CNN Launches 'Newsroom International'". The Huffington Post. AOL. June 18, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  7. ^ Ariens, Chris (January 17, 2014). "CNN Changes: 'Around the World' Canceled; John Berman, Michaela Pereira Add 11am". TVNewser. Adweek. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Stelter, Brian (March 14, 2018). "From 'New Day' to prime time: Chris Cuomo moving to 9 p.m. on CNN". CNN Business. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  9. ^ Concha, Joe (September 11, 2018). "Jim Sciutto named co-anchor of CNN mid-morning news program". The Hill. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Barr, Jeremy (September 11, 2018). "CNN National Security Reporter Jim Sciutto Named Morning News Anchor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  11. ^ Jensen, Erin. "CNN expands Tapper show, moves Blitzer; Fox News adds fourth opinion hour in revamp". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  12. ^ "21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards - English Language Nominees". Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  13. ^ Vincent, James (September 3, 2014). "4chan iCloud 'expert' from CNN thinks 4chan is a person and 'pa$$word' is a good password". The Independent. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Nguyen, Tina (September 2, 2014). "CNN Tech Analyst Thinks 4Chan Is A Person: 'He May Have Been A Systems Administrator'". Mediaite. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Watch CNN Dildo ISIS Flag London Gay Pride Video". Mediaite. 27 June 2015.
  16. ^ Max Fisher. "CNN's most embarrassing flub ever? The ISIS dildo gay pride flag, explained. - Vox". Vox. Vox Media.
  17. ^ "CNN spots "ISIS flag" at gay-pride parade". Business Insider. 27 June 2015.

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Preceded by
New Day
CNN Weekday lineup

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Succeeded by

At This Hour
(Following First Airing)

The Lead with Jake Tapper
(Following Second Airing)
Preceded by
CNN Saturday lineup
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Succeeded by
CNN Original Series
Preceded by
Reliable Sources
CNN Sunday lineup
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Succeeded by
CNN Original Series