CNN/U.S. Executive Vice President Ken Jautz announced in a memo to staff Wednesday that this month of “John King USA” would be its last.
The move is being made to bolster CNN’s coverage heading into the crucial stretch of the 2012 presidential election race, Jautz said. That may be code for: CNN’s ratings last month plunged to a 20-year-plus low.
“Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room” will be expanded from 4 to 7 p.m., and King, who joined CNN in ’97, will become lead national campaign correspondent.