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John King to Replace Lou Dobbs at CNN

Nov 12, 2009  •  Post A Comment

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

3 Comments

  1. Great news! John King is the new Tim Russert. So interesting and a great reporter with great insight!

  2. Good riddance to Lou Dobbs but John King is no Tim Russert. I’ve never seen him ask a tough follow up question. Especially if he’s interviewing Republicans. He either doesn’t do his homework and doesn’t know what to ask, or he’s a pansy, or he’s a rightwinger.
    I like Hardball — Chris asks EVERYONE tough questions!

  3. I’ll give you three guesses as to what right-wing propaganda-spreading media outlet Lou Dobbs is heading to!
    It’ll be announced within the next month.

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