Soledad O'Brien Leaving CNN: Sources
Rumors have Erin Burnett taking her slot
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2013 12:47 PM CST
In a Saturday, October 2, 2010 file photo, Soledad O'Brien attends Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education' at the Beacon Theatre in New York.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

(Newser) – Looks like Soledad O'Brien might be ditching CNN. Sources tell the New York Post that new CNN honcho Jeff Zucker is planning to move Erin Burnett into O'Brien's morning anchor slot, alongside Chris Cuomo. O'Brien had been promised a move to a primetime slot, but nothing has come of that, a source says, and O'Brien is "telling friends she is likely to leave." The source adds this zinger: "Soledad is talented at producing in-depth, serious pieces of journalism, and is a tough interviewer. That doesn’t seem to fit the direction the network is going." Say it with us now: Ooh, burn.

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Mar 5, 2013 11:13 PM CST
When I watch a News program, that is what I expect to see & hear NEWS, if I want someone to explain the News Story down to what the color of the shoes were, I would go to a program that offered this. Why can they not simply deliver the news, do it say 3 times per day (that should reach 99% of the Population)
Feb 20, 2013 9:17 PM CST
via ayiticheri ?@djaspora "i guess soledad obrien is learning what it means to be black in america -- being replaced by a dumb white woman with connections." *giggles*
Feb 20, 2013 8:11 PM CST
Soledad sister... I don't respect her as a journalist and since she is on CNN, you can be sure that she is neither honest nor principled. 1) Her "Black in America" series is neo-Booker T. Washingtonian, white supremacists bull 2) Her piece on MLK was a white wash of the facts... that MLK's murder was an act of state. 3) She's probably contract negotiating and isn't going anywhere... that's what these media stooges who uphold the racially divisive, capitalist, white supremacist system do at contract time.