Friday, March 24, 2023

CNN Confirms Anchor Kasie Hunt Will Join CNN Plus

Kasie Hunt, a veteran of NBC News, will join CNN’s soon-to-launch streaming outlet as an anchor and national affairs analyst. She will start work at the WarnerMedia news outlet on September 7.

Hunt is the first anchor to be named at the new service, CNN Plus, which is slated to launch in the first quarter of 2022. CNN said she will host a daily show focused on politics for the outet, while also appearing on and reporting for CNN U.S. operations, where she will cover national and breaking news.

Hunt signed off from her MSNBC program, “Way Too Early,” in mid July, but did not disclose what her next job might be. Variety reported at the time that she had signed a lucrative new deal with CNN, which has said it intends to hire dozens of new staffers for CNN Plus, its bid to compete in a new media world where more consumers are migrating to on-demand video, rather than getting all of their video entertainment through linear TV stations and traditional cable or satellite services.

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