From CNN’s release:
Kiran Chetry and John Roberts will debut as the new co-anchors of CNN’s flagship morning program American Morning on Monday, April 16, it was announced today by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien will remain at the network as featured special correspondents. American Morning airs on CNN/U.S. each weekday from 6 a.m. to 9 am (ET).
An award-winning veteran journalist, Roberts joined CNN in February 2006 after 14 years with CBS News as chief White House correspondent, chief medical correspondent and anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS Evening News. Roberts has been serving as CNN’s senior national correspondent, reporting extensively for CNN on politics as well as from the front lines in Iraq and last summer’s Middle East conflict, for which he recently won a prestigious National Headliner award.
Roberts reported from Baghdad and anchored the acclaimed CNN: Special Investigations Unit documentary, “Death Squads,” which examined the sectarian violence plaguing Iraq. Roberts anchors CNN’s This Week at War, the only weekly program focusing on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and America’s confrontations around the globe. He is also a main substitute on CNN programs including American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360Âº and Paula Zahn Now.
Chetry joined CNN in February and immediately began anchoring various CNN programs including American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360Âº, Paula Zahn Now and CNN Newsroom. Previously, Chetry was the anchor of Fox & Friends First and Fox & Friends Weekend for the Fox News Channel. She has covered major breaking news stories including reports from the field during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the invasion of Baghdad and Hurricane Katrina.
Chetry began her journalism career at News 21 in Rockville, Md., in 1995 before moving to WICU-TV in Erie, Penn., to become an anchor and health reporter. She then served as a morning anchor and reporter for KXTV in Sacramento, Calif., before joining Fox News in 2001. Chetry received her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland.