CNN’s Rick Sanchez is coming to primetime, at least temporarily. On “Rick’s List” today, Sanchez casually dropped this line:
“Pretty soon we’re going to have two things going on. A: We’re going to be doing this newscast at 8:00 at night. We’re excited about that, and my book is going to be coming out.”
Presumably Sanchez’s program will shift to 8 p.m. temporarily, until the panel show hosted by Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker is ready to debut later this Fall.
Campbell Brown, who announced that she would be stepping down earlier this year, has continued to host her program since she revealed her decision. CNN has confirmed that Brown’s last day at the network will be July 21.
A spokesperson for CNN could not be reached for comment as of writing.
Update: A spokesperson for CNN tells TVNewser that Sanchez will start his 8 p.m. show Thursday July 22, and will continue hosting his afternoon program from 3-5.
Sanchez has been a regular fill-in for Brown, and had previously anchored “Out In the Open” at 8 p.m. in 2007.