CNN Sibling HLN Brings In Veteran Execs as Part of the Cable News Channel’s Programming Overhaul — With More Changes on the Way

Dec 17, 2013  •  Post A Comment

An influx of veteran programmers should shake things up at HLN, the sister cable news channel to CNN. TVNewser reports that HLN President Albie Hecht tapped three new hires at the senior programming level.

Former BET and Spike TV executive Keith Brown will join as senior VP for programming, while Kari Kim, who arrives from Worldwide Biggies, will become VP of programming development. Former Nickelodeon VP Adrienne Lopez will become special projects director.

“The hires come as the network continues its programing overhaul: It canceled ‘Raising America’ with Kyra Phillps and “Evening Express” with Ryan Smith in November, and last week saw the departures of anchors Natasha Curry and Carlos Diaz as well as SVP and managing editor Katharine Green,” the story reports.

The report adds: “The new hires will be based in New York, shifting HLN away from its longtime Atlanta roots and making it a more New York-based network. A source close to the network tells TVNewser to expect more changes in the first quarter of 2014.”

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  1. Now if they could only get rid of that obnoxious, blood-stained hands (and the rest of her) Nancy Grace (about as much grace as an ax murderer) they might be on the way to something decent–though that’s doubtful in today’s “trending” grand guignol of TV news.

  2. Mike Galanos is excellent on Morning Express ! He should replace Robin ! Also, don’t get rid of Joe Jackson.,attorney. He excels also.

  3. I was very disappointed that Brian McFadden didn’t mention anything about Jordan Speiths incredible masters win on Mondays program. The only thing he discussed was Tiger’s injury. Was this not news worthy?

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