Our sister blog FishbowlDC has the details of a staff briefing new CNN Washington DC bureau chief Sam Feist held yesterday. Feist praised his team for their work during the unexpected blackouts last week, and also took the time to address the rumors surrounding “John King USA.” The 7 PM show has been the subject of much speculation among media writers, particularly from the NY Post‘s Page Six, which matter of factly wrote a few weeks ago that it would be pulled to make room for Erin Burnett.
“I want to put a rumor to rest. Senior management is behind ‘John King, USA,’” Feist said. “The rumors are false and have always been false,” he added.