CNN Still Held Its Upfront—but Coronavirus Was the Elephant in the Room

Epidemic and the election were the main topics at upfront season’s first event

The coronavirus epidemic has already thrown a wrench into upfront season, with two media companies canceling their upfront events earlier this week. However, CNN went ahead with its own presentation Thursday night, kicking off upfront season with its CNN Experience event at its New York headquarters in 30 Hudson Yards.