CNN is going to put four anchors in the ring and see who emerges as the victor in the quest to find a replacement for Piers Morgan.
Morgan’s show is ending soon, and the network needs to fill his crucial 9 PM slot. In that effort, Deadline reported, the network is making four men—Jake Tapper, Bill Weir, Don Lemon and the recently-arrived Michael Smerconish—compete for the slot. (There are apparently no women being considered.)
Each anchor would bring a very different flavor to the hour. Smerconish has had a long career as a centrist radio host. Weir was an ABC News veteran who has been filing the odd report for a few months, but is almost certainly expecting something bigger for himself. There were reports last year that he might bring a more satirical flavor to the network. Tapper’s show would quite possibly look like the show he has now, “The Lead.”
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