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CNN Newsroom
GenreNews program
Created byJonathan Klein
Presented byJim Acosta
Victor Blackwell
Amara Walker
Fredricka Whitfield
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsCNN Center
30 Hudson Yards
New York City
Washington, D.C.
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time1 hour to 11 hours
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 4, 2006 (2006-09-04) –
CNN Newsroom (CNN International)

CNN Newsroom (also simply known as Newsroom) is the branding used for blocks of rolling news programming carried by the U.S. cable network CNN. The program debuted on September 4, 2006, consolidating most of CNN's existing rolling news blocks (including CNN Live Today, Live From, CNN Saturday, CNN Saturday Night, CNN Sunday, and CNN Sunday Night) under a single brand.[1]

Newsroom features live and taped news reports, in addition to analysis from experts on the issues being covered, and headlines throughout each hour.

In April 2023, CNN began to replace Newsroom on weekdays with CNN News Central, with only its weekend editions remaining on the main channel. In September 2023, CNN reintroduced weekday blocks of Newsroom on its new streaming platform CNN Max.


CNN Newsroom features various anchors on weekdays and weekends. Since September 8, 2008, the program has employed a single-presenter format.[2]

The program shares the same name of an earlier CNN/U.S. program, debuted in 1989, that was shown commercial-free by teachers in schools.[3][4][5]

On June 18, 2012, CNN introduced Around the World presented by Suzanne Malveaux.[6] This hour-long block of news focuses on news across the globe. The show is based in CNN's World Headquarters in Atlanta. On February 25, 2013, Newsroom International was changed to Around the World, but was cancelled on February 7, 2014.

Weekend mornings, which formerly aired under the Newsroom banner before being relaunched as weekend editions of New Day in June 2013, are anchored by Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul. Fredricka Whitfield hosts the weekend daytime edition of Newsroom. The weekend afternoon/evening edition was originally hosted by Don Lemon (later Poppy Harlow and Ana Cabrera).

On August 12, 2013, CNN/U.S. rebranded the a portion of the broadcast of Newsroom as Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. The 60-minute-long show based in New York focused on the most important legal news of the day, and aired its last episode on September 23, 2016. From August 12, 2013, to February 7, 2014, Newsroom, with its reduced airtime, aired weekday mornings for two hours anchored by Carol Costello. Wolf Blitzer anchored the a later hour of the program with Brooke Baldwin until February 2014, when the slot became the standalone program Wolf, which ran until November 9, 2018.

On February 10, 2014, an hour of CNN Newsroom was renamed At This Hour with Berman and Michaela , hosted by John Berman and Michaela Pereira.[7]

In November 2014, Poppy Harlow took over primetime anchoring duties on weekend evening editions of CNN Newsroom. The shift was covered by rotating anchors following Don Lemon's move to CNN Tonight in early 2014.

In February 2017, Carol Costello left CNN for HLN, and was succeeded by John Berman and Poppy Harlow. Ana Cabrera took over Harlow's weekend evening slot.

In May 2018, John Berman left the show to become the new co-anchor of New Day, the flagship morning program for CNN.[8]

In September 2018, Jim Sciutto became the new co-anchor in CNN Newsroom on the show with Poppy Harlow.[9][10]

In January 2021, CNN announced Pamela Brown as the host of the 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. edition on weekends.[11]

In February 2021, CNN announced a major change to its schedule. Brianna Keilar’s CNN Right Now program was cancelled and replaced by an hour of CNN Newsroom hosted by Ana Cabrera on the 1-2 p.m. slot while Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell took the place of Brooke Baldwin (who left CNN in mid-April) on the 2–4 p.m. slot of CNN Newsroom.

In August 2021, Poppy Harlow announced she would be leaving CNN temporarily to attend a one year law school program. She continued to anchor the 9–11 a.m. slot on holidays, days off, or filling in for other anchors on other CNN programs including CNN Newsroom. She returned to her regular timeslot on May 30, 2022.[12][13]

On December 15, 2022, it was confirmed that Ana Cabrera would be leaving CNN at the end of her 1 p.m. ET program on December 22; she subsequently moved to MSNBC in April 2023, hosting Ana Cabrera Reports.[14][15]

In April 2023, CNN began to replace Newsroom on weekdays with the new format CNN News Central, which is designed as a more "energetic" format with a focus on breaking news coverage, visual elements influenced by its coverage of special events, and teams of anchors present throughout the block.[16][17][18] Alisyn Camerota moved exclusively to CNN Tonight, while Victor Blackwell moved to Saturday mornings co-hosting CNN This Morning Weekend, and anchoring an hour of Newsroom.[16]

In late September 2023, CNN adopted the Newsroom title for rolling news blocks on its new streaming channel CNN Max; these editions air from 8 to 11 a.m. ET and 2 to 3 p.m. ET featuring existing weekend anchors Amara Walker, Fredericka Whitfield and Jim Acosta, along with Jim Sciutto and Rahel Solomon.[19] In February 2024, following the cancellation of CNN This Morning, it was announced that a weekday hour of Newsroom with Jim Acosta would air at 10 a.m. ET. Wolf Blitzer also began hosting an 11 a.m. hour of Newsroom as an interim program; that timeslot will be filled by The Bulletin with Pamela Brown once Brown returns from maternity leave.[20]

Notable personalities[edit]

Programs occasionally pre-empted for special programs.

Current Anchors[edit]


Time (ET) Saturday Anchor Sunday Anchor
11AM – 12PM Fredricka Whitfield (Atlanta) N/A
12PM – 1PM
1PM – 2PM
2PM – 3PM Fredricka Whitfield (Atlanta)
3PM – 4PM
6PM – 7PM
7PM – 8PM

Weather team[edit]

Former anchors[edit]

Time (ET) Anchor
9AM – 11AM Poppy Harlow (later an anchor on CNN This Morning)
1PM – 2PM Ana Cabrera (left CNN, now with MSNBC)
2PM – 4PM Brooke Baldwin (left CNN)
6PM – 9PM Pamela Brown


In 2010, CNN Newsroom was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine" for the episode "Gay Killings in Iraq" during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards. Also that year, it was nominated for "Outstanding TV Journalism Segment" for the segment "Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach 'I Was Utterly Devastated'".[21]


In September 2014, CNN technology analyst Brett Larson was criticized after incorrectly referring to the imageboard website 4chan as a person, suggesting it was “a systems administrator who knew his away around and how to hack things”. He had appeared on the program to explain the leak of nude celebrity photos from several hacked iCloud accounts.[22][23]

In June 2015, a London gay pride parade included an ISIL parody flag, replacing the Arabic letters with dildos and butt plugs. Malveaux described the presence of an ISIS flag at a gay pride parade as "unnerving" before a seven-minute live cross to a CNN "terrorism expert" in London.[24][25][26]


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  5. ^ "CNN Newsroom as a Classroom Tool". The Journal. October 1, 1999. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
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  7. ^ Ariens, Chris (January 17, 2014). "CNN Changes: 'Around the World' Canceled; John Berman, Michaela Pereira Add 11am". TVNewser. Adweek. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Stelter, Brian (March 14, 2018). "From 'New Day' to prime time: Chris Cuomo moving to 9 p.m. on CNN". CNN Business. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  9. ^ Concha, Joe (September 11, 2018). "Jim Sciutto named co-anchor of CNN mid-morning news program". The Hill. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Barr, Jeremy (September 11, 2018). "CNN National Security Reporter Jim Sciutto Named Morning News Anchor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  11. ^ Jensen, Erin. "CNN expands Tapper show, moves Blitzer; Fox News adds fourth opinion hour in revamp". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  12. ^ @PoppyHarlowCNN (May 24, 2022). "1 very heavy backpack 🎒 2 very understanding kiddos. 46,080 minutes on the train. The most remarkable employer @cnn The kindest professors & students at @YaleLawSch who believed in me. Especially my beloved husband who made it all possible❤️ Can't wait to see you Monday 📺" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Stelter, Brian (August 17, 2021). "Poppy Harlow announces leave from CNN anchoring duties to study law". CNN Business. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  14. ^ Johnson, Ted (December 15, 2022). "Ana Cabrera Confirms That She's Leaving CNN — Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
  15. ^ Welprin, Alex (April 5, 2023). "Former CNN Anchor Joins MSNBC, Launches New Morning Show". The Daily Beast. Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  16. ^ a b Johnson, Ted (2023-01-11). "CNN Unveils Overhaul Of Dayside Lineup With Anchor Trios, Emphasis On Breaking News And Events". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  17. ^ Johnson, Ted (2023-03-01). "CNN Sets April Debut For 'News Central' Dayside Lineup". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-03-01.
  18. ^ "'CNN News Central' focuses on visual storytelling in effort to stand out in a crowded field". NewscastStudio. 6 April 2023. Retrieved 2023-04-08.
  19. ^ "CNN Max Launches in an Open Beta in the US Today Offering 24/7 Live News Streaming Feed On Max". CNN. 12 October 2023. Retrieved 2023-10-12.
  20. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2024-02-05). "CNN Cancels Current Morning Show in A.M. Shake-Up". Variety. Retrieved 2024-02-05.
  21. ^ "21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards - English Language Nominees". Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  22. ^ Vincent, James (September 3, 2014). "4chan iCloud 'expert' from CNN thinks 4chan is a person and 'pa$$word' is a good password". The Independent. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  23. ^ Nguyen, Tina (September 2, 2014). "CNN Tech Analyst Thinks 4Chan Is A Person: 'He May Have Been A Systems Administrator'". Mediaite. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  24. ^ "Watch CNN Dildo ISIS Flag London Gay Pride Video". Mediaite. 27 June 2015.
  25. ^ Max Fisher (28 June 2015). "CNN's most embarrassing flub ever? The ISIS dildo gay pride flag, explained. - Vox". Vox. Vox Media.
  26. ^ "CNN spots "ISIS flag" at gay-pride parade". Business Insider. 27 June 2015.

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Preceded by CNN Saturday lineup
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Succeeded by
CNN Original Series
Preceded by
CNN Sunday Lineup
CNN Sunday lineup
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Succeeded by
CNN Original Series