CNN Adds Ali Velshi To Dayside Lineup
Network's chief business correspondent will anchor CNN Newsroom, lead in to ‘Rick's List' at 3 p.m, starting Jan. 18
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/7/2010 1:59:13 PM
Velshi will anchor the 1-3 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom, in addition to his duties co-anchoring Your $$$$$.
"Ali has enormous range as a broadcaster, whether he's reporting breaking news about an attempted terror threat, traveling across the U.S. interviewing Americans about how the economy has affected them, or breaking down business issues as complex as the mortgage crisis or the stimulus plan," said CNN U.S. president Jon Klein. "He's passionate and smart, and brings a level of expertise that viewers expect from CNN."
Velshi had been based out of New York but will host his weekday show out of CNN's Atlanta headquarters. He joined the network in 2001, covering everything from the opening of the markets after the 9/11 attacks to the assassination of Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto. He also covered the 2008 presidential campaign, and has garnered more face time on the network as the economy has soured over the last two years.
"I'm excited to have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our viewers by making the tough issues of our time clear and accessible to them," said Velshi. "The feedback I get from our viewers as I travel around the country reinforces that they appreciate our commitment to breaking down the day's news."
Velshi will begin his new show Jan. 18, the same day Rick's List with Rick Sanchez and John King's new 7 p.m. show premiere.
Congrats to Ali Velshi and CNN!
I'm a business major who recently changed my career path to journalism. I know that Velshi will make a great afternoon host. I'm still a Rick Sanchez fan, but my business schooling has taught me the importance of reaching a key demographic.
I look forward to the news show.
Zack Isaacs - 1/8/2010 5:28:52 PM EST
No related content found.
Most Popular Pages
No Top Articles