On the heels of firing Brian Stelter and canceling his show “Reliable Sources” Chris Licht, CNN’s new President, is reportedly looking into removing their morning show “New Day” from the struggling network’s lineup.
This is yet another sign of CNN’s focus to be drifting away from hard-left commentary and more towards news reporting. These changes come as CNN has seen severe rantings drops, prompting Warner Bros. Discovery’s top shareholder, John Malone, to call for an about-face.
During a call with CNN staff, Licht told employees, “I want to acknowledge that this is a time of significant change, and I know that many of you are unsettled. There will be more changes, and you might not understand it or like it.”
It’s been speculated that New Day will be replaced by a show similar to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” which features a political roundtable format.
“He wants to establish a popular morning show that sets the agenda for the network each day. He doesn’t want to change anchors frequently. He wants strength and stability — and believes it all starts in the all-important morning timeslot,” a report from RadarOnline said.