Bianca Nobilo Joins Max Foster as Co-Anchor of 4 AM ET CNN Newsroom

By A.J. Katz 

If not familiar with them already, CNN U.S. audiences got to know Max Foster and Bianca Nobilo even better during the network’s wall-to-wall coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death last month. Foster broke the news live on CNN outside of Buckingham Palace that QEII had passed away at the age of 96, and both he and Nobilo were on-air for many hours that week.

The duo will now team up in a more climate-controlled environment to co-anchor CNN Newsroom with Max Foster and Bianca Nobilo. The program, which debuts Tuesday, Nov. 1, will originate from the CNN’s London studios at 4 a.m. ET (9 a.m. GMT) every weekday.

Foster has already been anchoring the 4 a.m. ET hour of Newsroom on CNN International and U.S., and now he’ll be joined by Nobilo as they’ll together update audiences on the latest breaking news and unpick developing stories with guests and analysts from around the world.


For U.S. audiences, this edition of Newsroom will still lead into CNN Early Start co-anchored by Christine Romans and Laura Jarrett.

Foster will also anchor a new 30-minute edition of CNN Newsroom with Max Foster, airing on CNNI only, at 8 a.m. ET.

“Max and Bianca have a unique combination of experience, insight, and expertise across a range of topics, as well as fantastic chemistry, which will bring international news to life at a key hour for our audiences around the world,” CNNInternational evp and gm Mike McCarthy said in a statement. “We’re excited to add this dynamic new show to the suite of programming from our London hub.”

As a side note, Adweek recognized Foster for his journalism on TikTok in 2020 and 2021 as part of its annual Creative 100 issue.