Beginning in January, John King will take over Lou Dobbs’ 7 p.m. timeslot on CNN, reports B&C.
In light of Dobbs’ abrupt exit from the news network on Wednesday, the network moved quickly with today’s announcement. CNN President Jon Kelin explained in a statement about King’s new show, "The program will reflect what CNN is all about: straight facts from our anchors and the widest range of opinions from across the political spectrum."
King will leave his Sunday program "State of the Union" when he fills the Dobb’s spot, and CNN is looking for someone to replace King on the Sunday show.
Until John King arrives, the report says that various "anchors including Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Larry King and Anderson Cooper will rotate in the 7 p.m. hour for the remainder of the year."
— Allison J. Waldman