Shannon High Jumps to CNN, Will Oversee New Morning Show


By Chris Ariens Comment

TVNewser has learned Shannon High is leaving NBC’s Peacock Productions to join CNN where she will oversee the new four-hour morning show. An announcement on the hire, and the new show, could come as early as tomorrow.

High joined MSNBC in 2007 as VP of daytime programs. Two years later she moved to Dylan Ratigan’s program which was about to launch. Last summer she moved to NBC’s production company, Peacock Productions.

As we’ve reported, the new CNN morning show includes a return to mornings for Soledad O’Brien, who will anchor the 7-9amET show and a return to Turner Broadcasting for Ashleigh Banfield who will co-anchor the 5-7am hours along with Zoraida Sambolin, who’s joining from WMAQ in Chicago. The new show will launch in the New Year.