Jeff Zucker Thinking Of Moving Erin Burnett To CNN Morning
Could Soledad O'Brien be replaced in the mornings on CNN by Erin Burnett?
Maybe, according to Monday's New York Post, which reported that newly appointed CNN chief Jeff Zucker is reportedly setting out to shake up the network's morning show.
Erin was very popular on CNBC, r6. I think over at CNN, they just don't know how to groom talents anymore. What happened to Erin over at CNN is that they didn't know how to market her. They also didn't know that she's at her best when she's playing off of someone else (i.e., a co-host) and discussing the market. She was lost on CNN. I have not seen her since she left CNBC and made appearances on MSNBC (usually on Morning Joe).
That's nice, but it's a shame none of her castmates from "Happy Days" would help her
Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
As long as Piers is relegated to the overnight hours I'll be happt.
Erin seems to have become very corporate since moving to CNN.
Seriously, why isn't his FIRST move to shitcan to execrable Piers Morgan?
Because Morgan is the top-rated prime-time show on CNN right now. Far and above any of CNN's other "news" show, including Anderson's.
R7. I agree with what you said. I used to enjoy Erin Burnett's brief appearances on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.'
I don't enjoy Erin's nighttime show, but maybe it's just too much Erin. And the MSNBC nighttime hosts are so much better than anyone else on television, so I stick with them.
Piers Morgan has got to go. He may be top-rated on CNN, but that's not saying much.
When are they finally going to lay the Murdoch mess on him?
Who wants to wake up to Erin's bitchface?
Clueless careerist and Wall Street shill, so perfect for CNN domestic.
Piers Morgan should be in jail.
I was on team Bartiromo.
I fucking loathe her and will never watch CNN while she is employed there. Not that I would anyway. Corporate and bankster shill to the max. Her husband is high up at Citi; she is a former Goldman Sachs crook.
That is probably the most apt description of Erin Burnett I've read anywhere.
Get rid of Erin Burnett, can't stand her, she seems like the bitch who complains about what's wrong in washington, then goes home to her wealthy boyfriend, fucks him. Then reports on cnn the next day about how horrible things are. I just don't buy her journalism, fuck her.
R4 is probably right. Soledad will go after lying right wingers and call them out on their bullshit quite forcefully, she's about the only one on CNN who does that and I guess that doesn't sit well with their corporate bosses. Erin Burnett is always very happy to kiss conservatives ass and find whatever way she can to bash Democrats and President Obama. It's a dumb move by Zucker, but he's supposed to be known for dumb moves.
A decision was made before Zucker came in to move Soledad out of mornings. Do not ask how I know this...
R25 - How do you know this?
Erin was AWFUL on CNBC and many celebrated when she left. I don't know why these networks continue to push her up the ladder, she's not that good.
Soledad is just about the only good thing on CNN and not to mention the only morning news show I can watch. She's bright and you get the impression that there's a real person there. Erin is a cunt and stole the thunder from the money honey, who I can't stand anyway. I heard first day on the job, if people wanna suck up to Zucker, they have to shave their heads and walk around like they've got doodie in their pants.
CNN needs to send Wolf Blitzer to the glue factory and replace him with O'Brien.
Soledad and Brianna Keilar should host a morning show.
He should have her on 4 a.m. ET.
I don't watch CNN, but every time I see Soledad's name in a headline, it always reads something like: "Soledad O'Brien shuts down GOP lawmaker." Apparently she's really confrontational now?
Well she doesn't allow conservatives to make up their own facts without challenging them.
What R33 said. She actually calls them out on BS.
r32, some of her guests seem to forget they are coming on CNN and not some innocuous morning show where the host will kiss their ass. Soledad holds people accountable for every single word they say, and it is interesting to watch. I for one like that Soledad and CNN mean business, there are so many other places on TV to watch fluff in the morning. CNN deserves to tank even further if they take her off mornings. I like r30's idea.
I don't think it's a good move. I'm a former TV news junkie. I still watch maybe an hour or two of news a week. I think her program right now is fine. It may need a few tweaks. CNN has a long-running problem of having female co-anchors who don't mesh well with their male counterparts on the morning shows.
Barbra Streisand is going to be on Piers Morgan's show on Friday. Apparently she's going to drop a bombshell about her and Marlon Brando.
Last thing I remember was Zucker rumored, I had no idea they actually gave him the job. What fucking morons! How does this guy keep failing upwards?
He should pair Anderson Cooper and Sue Simmons up for a morning show. 'Wake up with Anderson and Sue' Find a pretty girl to read the news and a hot Hispanic guy to give the weather. It would be the #1 cable news show in 6 months.
When does Anderson get fired for shittastic ratings?
Looks like never r40. At least not until a new break out star shows up.
If AC goes, I'm done with CNN for good, there's barely a reason to watch it now, but that will be it for me if he goes.
He's not that good of a reporter r42. Last time he was amazing was his Katrina reporting. Nothing on CNN is worth it. That goes for all news channels except for Maddow.
I love Maddow too, she is exceptionally great, but I also think Anderson's a good reporter as well. For me Soledad, Fareed and AC are the only ones worth watching, but I'm not going to be bothered with CNN if AC goes. I will say that CNN is good when there's a big crisis or natural disaster happening, but that's about it.
I suppose you are right about CNN and natural disasters r44. The bar is low but CNN will do.
R26, wait and see.
[quote]A decision was made before Zucker came in to move Soledad out of mornings. Do not ask how I know this...
How do you know this?
Why hasn't Anderson Cooper been fired yet?
The way Barbra keeps mentioning Brando in all these interviews, I think we're going to find out that they had a brief affair. I know Streisand idolized him.
ok I hope this makes it back to jeff zucker:
by all means, move Erin to mornings but keep her focus on financial matters and the markets. it suits her cold personality. with wall street front and center in the news there is plenty of work for her, but her curent format is just bornin and she comes off as VERY JUDGEMENTAL.
Is she an anchor or a commentator?
also, jeff, 360 bores me to tears and then it comes in 3 more times. find a way to spice up that show. when AC went to chicago and covered the gave violence, that was the only interesting 360 I can remember.
The weekend guy, don Lemon, also goes back and forth between anchor and judgmental commentator. let him have a show where he is one or the other.
there is a theme here; good talent, but boring and droning production and delivery. (AC, Ms. Burnette)
As for P Morgan, he needs to stop interrupting people and let them speak. he is more focused on his questions than guest's answers. he needs to know when to let a guest speak for gods sake. his narssism pokes through many interviews.
one other thing, while I have you jeff, it's hard to tell what is live and what is taped on there. and all the rerunning and news that is old 4 hours later could be tightened up.
and Ashley banifield...well, that's a thread of it's own. but she has grown on me. I like her add style, but it's messy at first glance.
i enjoyed Erin on MSNBC, so was eager to see her show on CNN. i turned it off after the first comment she made -- some smack down of Occupy Wall Street. showed her cards form word one. rich is best, step on the poor. heard all that before.
That fucker Jeff Zucker has cleared out CNN's snack room
Ah is the Macys and Nordstroms the same?
What kind of hockey mask?
Anderson Coopers questions during Oregon mall shooting
Wait, are you serious r53? Did he really asked that?
AC knows the difference between Macy's and Nordstrom's he just does that for the benefit of the viewers. He's very calm and cautious during breaking news and I appreciate that. They better NOT fire him.
AC is not a journalist and never has been. He belongs on a daytime tv talk show.
He's a good reporter who gets unfair criticism.
I rarely even watch Piers Moragn, and yet I hear him ask the same fucking, nauseating question of everyone:
"How many times have you been properly in love?"
Piers is bordering on Mitt Romney-level douchebaggery.
Larry King pulled that stupid questions on his show as well.
Finally someone appointed to a position who will give voice to the unrepresented overclass. Erin will be in a position to represent those poor souls who had to STRUGGLE through years of entitlement and privilege at St. Andrew's and Williams, and will be able to speak to the harried life of being engaged to a Citigroup banker after toil in the salt mines at Goldman Sachs. As a true representative of the 1%, she will counter the regular blizzard of stories about ordinary Americans who make less that $500,000 per year.
I'll never forgive Burnett for mocking and dismissing OWS, acting like it was a big joke.
The thing I find strange about Erin Burnett (who is on the Council on Foreign Affairs) is that (power-fluffing and shilling for the financial class and the rest of her warped value-system aside) she just doesn't seem all that bright.
Sounds like Zucker wants Anderson out but he's keeping those fuckers Morgan and Burnett. Early rumors from NY Post, we'll see how this actually turns out, but the DL anti-AC troll is going to have a billion orgasms over this news.
[italic]Incoming president of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker has plans to bring ousted “Today” show co-host Ann Curry to his new network as a high-profile anchor, sources tell Page Six.
Zucker — the former executive producer of “Today” and one-time NBC Universal head — is interested in installing Curry in CNN’s 8 p.m. time slot, we hear, which is currently occupied by Anderson Cooper.
Sources say Cooper could then segue to a “Christiane Amanpour role” as a globetrotting correspondent.
“Jeff wants a headliner like Rachel Maddow or Bill O’Reilly in prime time,” a source says. “He cannot allow the low ratings at CNN to continue . . . so he can’t hire a nobody. Curry fits that CNN-smarty-pants-foreign-affairs type.”
The source adds that Curry’s ouster as co-anchor over at NBC’s “Today” would actually work to boost her appeal with audiences. “Package her experience as a news anchor for 14 years at NBC with the sympathy that’s remained out there for her after the way the ‘Today’ show treated her,” the source said.
Curry’s tearful on-air farewell after being fired by NBC over the summer as “Today” co-host — having been given just a year on the job — was widely described as an “execution.”
Cooper, meanwhile, acknowledged CNN’s ratings woes and potential changes under Zucker’s imminent reign, telling CBS’ “This Morning” last week, “We’ve always done well when things are happening, and it’s in the slower times that we’ve run into problems, and I hope we figure it all out.”
The Post also reported this week that Zucker’s looking to Erin Burnett to revive CNN’s ratings by making her a morning anchor with a male co-host.
CNN’s rep said, “There is no shortage of rumors about what Jeff will do. He doesn’t start until late January, and any speculation at this point is just silly.” An NBC rep said, “Ann Curry is under contract with NBC News.”[/italic]
yes, except Ann Curry is a horrible anchor and not exactly a wonderful reporter.
Nobody watches Erin at night, no fucking way are they gonna watch her in the morning.
CNN has tried many, many times to revive the AM shows, with NO luck.
R61 Erin may have made fun of occupy wall street but we got the last laugh. We won the election! Ha! Ha!
Erin Burnett can't even speak properly. Last night she took a phrase consisting of 9 words and took a long, dramatic pause between every second word. Who does she think she is - William Shatner? She likely thinks she's being cute, but cutsy she's not - just irritating and non-professional.