CNN is ready to sign an anchor from another cable news channel to a long-term contract, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. The anchor is CNBC’s Erin Burnett, and the move would take her from business news to general news anchoring.
Burnett held discussions with two broadcast networks, ABC and CBS, before deciding to move to CNN, the story says. She may end up with an afternoon or evening time slot on CNN. A CNN spokeswoman declined to comment.
Burnett, considered a rising star at CNBC, has worked at the cable news network since 2005, and before that worked at Bloomberg Television, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, the story says. Currently she’s a co-anchor on CNBC’s "Squawk on the Street" and the sole anchor of "Street Signs."