TVNewser hears that former HLN anchor Richelle Carey is joining Al Jazeera America as an anchor, based in AJAM’s New York City headquarters. It isn’t entirely clear what program Carey will be anchoring for AJAM.
Carey left HLN in June after seven years with the cable channel. Before HLN she was an anchor at KMOV St Louis.
Carey will join a number of former colleagues from CNN and HLN at the channel, which launches next month, including Ali Velshi, Soledad O’Brien and Kim Bondy.
Al Jazeera America may be launching next month, but it is still waiting to announce who its chief executive will be. Whoever it is will have a programming slate more or less filled out already.