Former Host May Reclaim Job on CNN’s ‘American Morning’

Sep 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A popular former anchor of CNN’s “American Morning” may be returning to her achor chair on the show, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.

Soledad O’Brien, who anchored the morning show from 2003 to 2007, may get her old job back after serving as a CNN special correspondent, according to the story.

The job is open after the departure of O’Brien’s replacement, Kiran Chetry. The plan may be to have O’Brien lead an ensemble cast during the 7-9 a.m. block, the story notes. She’s a favorite of CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton, the piece adds.

Ashleigh Banfield, the former MSNBC host, is being considered to take over the 5-7 a.m. slot on the program, the story says, noting that the changes could take place as early as October.

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