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Brianna Keilar has a new show and she does not like seaweed

As a kid she had dreams of being a fighter pilot, and now Brianna Keilar is getting ready for takeoff with a new show at CNN.

Keilar is one of three anchors — alongside Boris Sanchez and Jim Sciutto — taking the helm of “CNN News Central,” the new 1 to 4 p.m. programming block making its debut on the network on April 17. CNN says the show will have the feel of its coverage on special election nights and will serve as the “core hub of the network’s best-in-class newsgathering operation during the day.”

Keilar, who had been on the early bird shift until late last year before the revamped show, “CNN This Morning” was launched, says she digs afternoon anchoring duties: “I really like it, especially as a Washington person, because so much is happening, and it feels like the news is alive and everything’s moving.”

—- What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be a fighter pilot — mid [1980s] I wanted to be a fighter pilot because I saw ‘Top Gun.’ By the time I was in high school, I didn’t realize this, but I actually looked back on some scholarship application… it said that I wanted to be a news anchor. Now I don’t know if I understood what news anchor versus reporter was. By the time I got to college, I was majoring in psychology and mass communications. I was sort of torn between being a psychologist and doing news, and I ended up interning at a television news station and loving it. It was like being struck by lightning, and so that’s what I was going to at least try to do.

Favorite hobby: I really like cooking. And I’m trying to get back into golf, which is something that I’ve done since I was a kid but has fallen by the wayside since I’ve had children. And I think it’s time that I get back out there.

— I have a fear of: Seaweed wrapping around my foot when I’m swimming in the ocean. It’s an intense fear and it’s lifelong: ‘What is that? Is that seaweed? Is that a fish? Is that Jaws?’ I actually do love the ocean … But weirdly I’m grossed out by very little. I’m here to kill a spider. I’m here to get dirty with my kids. Very little grosses me out, but that for some reason just really does a number on me.

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by Anonymousreply 64June 1, 2023 9:14 PM

I watched some of the show. Different vibe with them walking around.

Brianna has lost a few pounds.

by Anonymousreply 1April 17, 2023 11:32 PM

And from Twitter.

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by Anonymousreply 2April 17, 2023 11:59 PM


by Anonymousreply 3April 18, 2023 2:36 AM

No spitting at cnn

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by Anonymousreply 4April 19, 2023 2:48 AM

I meant siting

by Anonymousreply 5April 19, 2023 2:48 AM

Brianna looks different

by Anonymousreply 6April 19, 2023 2:56 AM

[quote]Favorite hobby: I really like cooking.

No kidding.

by Anonymousreply 7April 19, 2023 2:58 AM

Brianna was the first one to start democrat bashing/repug praising when the new guy took over

by Anonymousreply 8April 19, 2023 3:02 AM

R8 - That is a little extreme.

by Anonymousreply 9April 19, 2023 3:07 AM

R6 - Aside from slimmer, how so? She looks more refreshed. Getting up early seemed to be taxing her.

by Anonymousreply 10April 19, 2023 3:09 AM

R8 is right, though. It was like she had a personality change or something. I used to like her shows but I won’t watch her, or anyone else for that matter, on CNN now.

by Anonymousreply 11April 19, 2023 3:10 AM

I was wondering about that R8. I haven’t watched CNN since 2016, but like clips of her I saw here. Disappointed, but not surprised to hear she’s flipped to whatever “side” her employer requires. News as entertainment, anchors just playing a role.

by Anonymousreply 12April 19, 2023 3:27 AM

I watched her pre-Trump and she could be tough on Democrats. She has been aggressive about the lies of Trump and the lies of Fox because they are off the charts bad.

by Anonymousreply 13April 19, 2023 3:31 AM

Discussion about the Supreme Court and mifepristone today.

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by Anonymousreply 14April 19, 2023 5:51 PM

[quote] Brianna looks different

She was unattractive on the outside, but more importantly, she was repulsive on the inside. I doubt she has changed the latter.

by Anonymousreply 15April 19, 2023 8:00 PM

She's lucky to have survived the reorg.

by Anonymousreply 16April 19, 2023 8:36 PM

R15 How was she repulsive?

by Anonymousreply 17April 19, 2023 9:15 PM

Once I thought she had lettuce in her teeth, but it was green icing.

by Anonymousreply 18April 19, 2023 9:45 PM

R16- She’s smart and well liked. She also has been with CNN a long time.

by Anonymousreply 19April 20, 2023 1:37 AM

I'm sure that counts for a lot, R19.

by Anonymousreply 20April 20, 2023 1:52 AM

R20- I think it counts for a good deal.

by Anonymousreply 21April 20, 2023 2:29 AM

That's quaint, R21.

by Anonymousreply 22April 20, 2023 2:45 AM

I suppose the Brianna Keilar threads are long gone.

by Anonymousreply 23April 20, 2023 2:48 AM

Isn't it sad?

by Anonymousreply 24April 20, 2023 2:49 AM

That picture in the OP.... she's huge now. Gained a TON of weight.

by Anonymousreply 25April 20, 2023 2:50 AM

Woah! Hello Candy Crowley!

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by Anonymousreply 26April 20, 2023 2:51 AM

R25 - She’s lost some weight recently.

by Anonymousreply 27April 20, 2023 3:53 AM

California in bloom

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by Anonymousreply 28April 21, 2023 5:16 PM

What a wooden delivery in the flower piece. Average anchor on a good day.

by Anonymousreply 29April 21, 2023 5:41 PM

R29- I did not think it was wooden.

by Anonymousreply 30April 21, 2023 5:44 PM

Well, then you're pretty fangurling.

by Anonymousreply 31April 21, 2023 5:58 PM

R31 - She is anything but wooden. Her voice is well modulated.

by Anonymousreply 32April 22, 2023 12:00 AM

She's a large girl.

by Anonymousreply 33April 22, 2023 12:12 AM

R32, ignore says you've said that twice. And several other sad acts of misguided chivalry, Douglas Breen.

by Anonymousreply 34April 22, 2023 12:13 AM

R28, is that an episode of 2 Fat Chicks?

by Anonymousreply 35April 22, 2023 6:11 AM

Brianna is probably happy that she did not have to do the AM show with Lemon.

by Anonymousreply 36April 25, 2023 2:45 AM

She must be stress eating these days.

by Anonymousreply 37April 25, 2023 11:58 AM

R37 - She clearly stress ate during the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 38April 25, 2023 4:44 PM

She’s light years better than Kate Bolduan who always looks like she just finished crying her eyes out in her cubicle moments before going on the air.

by Anonymousreply 39April 26, 2023 12:16 AM

R39- lol

by Anonymousreply 40April 26, 2023 12:53 AM

Brianna is a beautiful woman. She can get as fat as Elizabeth Taylor and will still be beautiful. I enjoyed her morning show with John Berman. He is so generous with his co-hosts, I don't understand why CNN doesn't give him his own show. Brianna, John, and Christine Romans seem to be the nicest people at CNN.

by Anonymousreply 41April 26, 2023 1:04 AM

R41- I like John Berman too. I also think he and Brianna worked well together. But he lives in NY and she lives in DC. Having them in separate cities did not work for the show. Also, I don’t think Brianna liked working early mornings.

by Anonymousreply 42April 26, 2023 1:15 AM

Brianna shouldn't try to lose too much weight. She's more effective as the no nonsense fat chick. The extra weight actually works to her benefit.

by Anonymousreply 43April 26, 2023 4:58 AM

I like the hairstyle Brianna has settled on.

by Anonymousreply 44April 26, 2023 4:37 PM

Jim, Boris, and Brianna had a segment today where they sat down - scandalous.

by Anonymousreply 45April 27, 2023 12:25 AM

NO SITTING is obviously the new rule at CNN. Poor Brianna and Kate and all the femmes who have to wear heels. Screw it, ladies, start wearing Skechers.

by Anonymousreply 46April 27, 2023 2:28 PM

I like this dress.

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by Anonymousreply 47April 27, 2023 10:24 PM

I want Boris Sanchez shirtless for two days each week.

by Anonymousreply 48April 27, 2023 10:48 PM

Do we know if Boris is slutty or horny by chance?

by Anonymousreply 49April 27, 2023 10:50 PM

Poor Briana? Poor heels!

by Anonymousreply 50April 27, 2023 11:40 PM

R47 Griner has cheekbones similar to Don Lemon. They could be siblings.

by Anonymousreply 51April 28, 2023 12:40 AM

Brianna and Brooke Baldwin competed in a quiz show when CNN was during their 80s show back in 2016.

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by Anonymousreply 52April 28, 2023 3:56 AM

R52 That was fun when CNN would do their version of Jeopardy. Anderson Cooper was host; Jake Tapper and John Berman -- one or the other was always the winner!

by Anonymousreply 53April 28, 2023 2:02 PM

R53 - They should do more of those.

Anderson loves playing game show host.

by Anonymousreply 54April 28, 2023 4:28 PM

Covering the spacewalk

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by Anonymousreply 55April 29, 2023 2:29 AM

She looked stunning in pink at the WHCD.

by Anonymousreply 56May 1, 2023 3:42 AM

Picture of Jim, Brianna, and Boris.

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by Anonymousreply 57May 1, 2023 6:56 PM

Seaweed coming

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by Anonymousreply 58May 2, 2023 12:41 AM

Brianna would have been a better choice for this townhall thing. Maybe she had the good sense to say no.

by Anonymousreply 59May 11, 2023 1:01 AM

Wow, that blouse.

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by Anonymousreply 60May 15, 2023 11:08 PM

[R59] I agree, Brianna would have been a much better choice. For that matter, so would Acosta, King, Berman, Tapper, almost anyone. But from what I’ve read, Trump not only requested Carlson protege Collins, he insisted.

No competent journalist was ever going to get that assignment.

by Anonymousreply 61May 16, 2023 11:14 AM

R61 - sigh

by Anonymousreply 62May 16, 2023 10:43 PM

Brianna and crew dancing

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by Anonymousreply 63May 25, 2023 11:33 PM

What are these slacks called?

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by Anonymousreply 64June 1, 2023 9:14 PM
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