CNN today announced a change to its daytime lineup; if it hadn’t, perhaps no one would have noticed.
That’s a joke, but the change is slight: As of Feb. 10, CNNers John Berman and Michaela Pereira will be holding down the 11 a.m. slot, bumping “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” into the 12 p.m. slot. Suzanne Malveaux, who currently does the noon hour, will “return to her journalism roots as CNN’s national correspondent covering politics, national news, and international current events,” says a CNN release. She’ll be moving to Washington, D.C., where, according to the release, she’ll be able to “better care for her mother, who suffers from ALS.”
Perhaps the big news here is the anchoring load falling on Berman and Pereira. CNN says, “Berman and Pereira will continue to anchor “Early Start” and “New Day,” respectively.” That’s a lot of time in front of viewers.
And so the lineup, as of Feb. 10:
9 – 11 a.m. Carol Costello
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. John Berman and Michaela Pereira
12 – 1 p.m. Ashleigh Banfield
1 – 2 p.m. Wolf Blitzer
2 – 4 p.m. Brooke Baldwin