John King Will Replace Lou Dobbs

Anchor of CNN's 'State of the Union' 'thrilled' with primetime slot
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2009 11:09 AM CST
John King uses his nifty touch screen at the Republican National Convention last year.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – CNN political reporter and State of the Union host John King will replace the abruptly departed Lou Dobbs in CNN's 7pm weekday slot starting early next year. Aside from hosting the network's Sunday political gabfest, King is known for using a touch-screen “magic map” to illustrate his election analysis. “There is a lot of noise and conflict in our political discourse, which is fun to cover,” a “thrilled” King tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.