Jack Cafferty, resident curmudgeon on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” whose TV news career began 52 years ago in Reno, has left CNN, TVNewser has learned.
Cafferty has provided commentary and insight for “The Situation Room,” since 2005. Previously at CNN, he was co-host on “American Morning,” and of a weekend business show. Before joining CNN, Cafferty was with the now shuttered CNNfn business channel.
Cafferty was a fixture in the New York market where he spent more than 20 years at three stations: WPIX, WNYW and WNBC.
Cafferty was last see on “The Situation Room” Nov. 15 which was his last day. Cafferty’s contract with CNN was not renewed.
“There is no one like Jack Cafferty,” says a CNN spokesperson. “He’s brought a lot of wit and wisdom to viewers over the years.”