Weird 24 hours at CNN. First, a shooting at CNN HQ in Atlanta yesterday, which killed a woman. Then the news that Miles O’Brien and Soledad O’Brien — not married and/or related [above right] — co-hosts of CNN’s American Morning, had been ousted from hosting duties, replaced by CBS vet John Roberts and ex-Fox Newser Kiran Chetry [above left].
Chetry, you’ll recall, was unceremoniously let go by Fox News after a scandalously-failed contract renegotiation, after which Fox leaked a memo blasting Chetry’s agent and inferring Chetry had demanded a spot Fox & Friends, which would’ve required a current host’s firing. Chetry was immediately hired by CNN and filled in for Soledad on American Morning the next day.
TVNewser reports Soledad will become anchor of CNN’s “Special Investigations” unit.