CNN’s Candy Crowley Calls Sunday the “Sweet Spot”

CNN’s Candy Crowley will anchor CNN’s Sunday morning program, “State of the Union”. President Jonathan Klein announced today that the senior political correspondent will take the reins of the program beginning Sunday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST).

The program will continue hosting a political hour of newsmaker interviews with news analysis.

“To me, Sunday morning is a sweet spot-a weekly meeting place to bring the hopes, worries and questions of everyday Americans I talk with along the campaign trail to the people I talk with in the Corridors of Power,” said Crowley, who has been with CNN since 1987.

Sweet it may be. But Crowley will have to wake up really early to get ready for the show. A conversation between current host John King and Crowley on today’s show:

KING: Last time on that side of the table.
CROWLEY: Yes. And I haven’t rethought it, but maybe 10, 20 times since waking up this morning. It’s – I’m excited.
KING: You ready for the 4:00 a.m. wake-up call?
CROWLEY: My children used to tell me I was allergic to mornings because I’m sort of slow. But I’ll try to get quicker. Maybe we just stay up on Saturday nights.

King will head up a weekday 7 p.m. program set to launch in February.