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CNN Newsroom is an American news program that airs on CNN.

CNN Newsroom
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GenreNews program
Created byJonathan Klein
Presented byBrooke Baldwin
Victor Blackwell
Ana Cabrera
Poppy Harlow
Christi Paul
Fredricka Whitfield
Jim Sciutto
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)30 Hudson Yards
New York City
CNN Center
Camera setupMulti-camera
Original networkCNN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 4, 2006 (2006-09-04) –
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Broadcasting for 39 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 in September 2006 replacing CNN Live Today, Live From, CNN Saturday, CNN Saturday Night, CNN Sunday and CNN Sunday Night.[1]


CNN Newsroom used to air continuously for seven hours on weekdays (nowadays it is broken up into two two-hour shows (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) due to the inclusion of At This Hour, Inside Politics and CNN Right Now). Since the start of September 8, 2008, the program has employed a single-presenter format on such days. On weekends, it airs on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., as well as Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.[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.

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.

On August 12, 2013, CNN rebranded the 11am ET hour 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 16, 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 1pm ET 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.

On February 10, 2014, the 11.00 ET 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 9.00 ET 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 9.00 ET show with Poppy Harlow.[9][10]

Notable personalitiesEdit

Programs occasionally pre-empted for special programs.


Weather teamEdit


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'".[11]


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.[12][13]

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.[14][15][16]


  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. 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. ^ "21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards - English Language Nominees". Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Watch CNN Dildo ISIS Flag London Gay Pride Video". Mediaite. 27 June 2015.
  15. ^ Max Fisher. "CNN's most embarrassing flub ever? The ISIS dildo gay pride flag, explained. - Vox". Vox. Vox Media.
  16. ^ "CNN spots "ISIS flag" at gay-pride parade". Business Insider. 27 June 2015.

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