CNN has tapped a business news veteran as an anchor and chief business correspondent, reports B&C. The announcement makes official the move that was anticipated last week, with CNN bringing Erin Burnett on board from CNBC.
Burnett will anchor a weekday general news program, although no time slot has been chosen for her show, the story says. The move will help Burnett broaden her coverage from business reporting, although her program will focus on business when it’s appropriate, the article notes, citing CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz.
Burnett joined CNBC in 2005, and before that worked at Bloomberg TV.