CNN’s “American Morning” may be on its way out and Soledad O’Brien may be on her way back in! We’re hearing the show will likely be replaced by two new shows, one airing from 5am-7am ET and another from 7am-9amET. O’Brien, the former “American Morning” co-anchor, is being mentioned to take over the show that runs from 7am until 9am. She’s been spending the last several years working on documentaries for the “In America” unit. So far no comment from CNN.
“American Morning,” which airs from 6-9amET, has had a rotating cast of temporary anchors since John Roberts left late last year to take a gig at Fox News Channel and Kiran Chetry dipped out in July.
We’ve also learned Ashleigh Banfield, who has been working freelance for ABC News for nearly two years, may be tapped to anchor the earlier show from 5am until 7am.