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CNN’s morning show will see a handful of changes as co-host Soledad O’Brien is moving on from the morning show and into a production and distribution position on a cable network.
Washington Post reports that O’Brien will be replaced by Chris Cuomo and Erin Burnett in a co-anchored morning show.
O’Brien released a statement on behalf of the news saying, “The new partnership opportunity allows me to focus on what I love to do the most, and to focus on the next stage of my career, owning my own work.”
O’Brien will still work for the network, as she is slated to produce three specials in 2013.
According to Zap2It, O’Brien, who has been working for the network since 2003, first started hosting Starting Point nearly a year and a half ago.
CNN’s new network president Jeff Zucker released a statement following the announcement of O’Brien’s departure stating, “We greatly value Soledad's experience, and her first-rate storytelling will continue to be an asset to CNN. Documentaries and long-form story telling are important to our brand and we're anticipating more of what we've come to expect from her -- riveting content.”