The Assignment With Audie Cornish to Premiere Nov. 17 on CNN Audio

By Mark Mwachiro 

Audie Cornish is finally making her CNN Audio debut with a new weekly show.

The Assignment with Audie Cornish will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 17, with new episodes available every Thursday.

On her podcast, Cornish will have conversations with everyday people at the center of debates that are rocking the culture with topics spanning the arts, education, politics, business, and sports – people living behind the headlines in the very heart of the zeitgeist. Listeners will hear stories from inside the communities and cultures shaping what we experience.


“I’m thrilled to launch The Assignment with the CNN Audio team. I’ve long wanted a show that spotlights the voices of real people living through stories at the intersection of hard news and pop culture,” says Cornish. “Nothing is off-limits, as we jump into thought-provoking conversations grappling with issues most of us only argue about.”

Cornish moved to CNN from NPR in January, where she was set to be an anchor and correspondent for the now-defunct CNN+. The network had been quiet about what it wanted to do with the acclaimed anchor until now.

Despite trimming its headcount last month, CNN Audio is still churning out new podcasts. In September, CNN Audio debuted the All There Is with Anderson Cooper podcast.