CNN debuts new morning show later this year

CNN morning show anchors, Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins posing for headshots

There is no stronger combination of talent than Don, Poppy and Kaitlan to deliver on our promise of a game-changing morning news program. Combined with CNN’s resources and global newsgathering capabilities, we will offer a smart, bold and refreshing way to start the day.

Chris Licht, CNN Worldwide Chairman and CEO 

September 15, 2022 

CNN Worldwide Chairman and CEO Chris Licht announced co-anchors for the network’s reimagined morning show, his first major programming move since taking the helm of CNN in May. Anchored by Don LemonPoppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, the new morning news program will debut later this year with a fresh name, format and set.

Don Lemon, one of CNN’s most recognizable news personalities, will close the curtain on his nightly program Don Lemon Tonight to headline the brand-new morning show. 

Currently an anchor of CNN Newsroom from 9-11a and host of the CNN podcast, Boss Files. Poppy will begin waking up a few hours earlier to bring her smarts, unrivaled business acumen and new Yale Master of Studies in Law to the mornings.

Rounding out the morning show trio is breakout star reporter Kaitlan Collins who became CNN’s youngest-ever chief White House correspondent at 29 years old. Collins will now serve as co-anchor and chief correspondent for the show.

Read the full press release here.

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