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

(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.

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.
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)
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