Considered one of Don Lemon’s morning co-hosts at CNN goes on prime time. In keeping with the New York Put up and different shops, Kaitlan Collins shall be anchoring the 9 p.m. time within the coming week, entering into former Lemon territory amid their reported daytime feud.
CNN introduced that Collins will host Monday by way of Thursday, with the choice so as to add Friday’s present. In keeping with the Put up, some at CNN say the transfer is a tryout for a everlasting place, whereas others deny the stories.
“I feel it is truthful to say that Chris Licht and his executives have been impressed,” stated a supply near CNN govt Chris Licht. “It is his favourite.” The transfer to prime time was first reported by Puck’s Dylan Byers and it follows latest high-profile setbacks with CNN This Morning and the beleaguered Lemon.
Latest stories have highlighted Lemon’s previous incidents and relationships at CNN, his transfer the morning after his 10 p.m. present was canceled by Licht, and at last the frosty relationship with Collins and co-host Poppy Harlow. Lemon’s on-air feedback prompted character points, however he additionally reportedly yelled at Collins after a present in December, leaving CNN people frosty at Lemon.
Selection dropped the newest particulars about Lemon’s alleged repute on CNN, together with bickering with different anchors, “diva” habits and disrespectful feedback towards feminine co-workers. Though Selection’s report rattled some CNN stalwarts, it did not sway Collins’ choice.
This is not the primary time she’s hosted in prime time, in accordance with the Put up. The previous White Home reporter and youngest chief correspondent in community historical past crammed the prime-time slot initially held by Chris Cuomo earlier than he was fired.
Whereas Collins might simply run her personal program, latest stories have indicated that Licht is planning to have a week-long present on location hosted by Gayle King and Charles Barkley. The ultimate plan stays to be seen.