CNN Gives Ali Velshi Daytime Show

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

CNN is making another change to its dayside lineup. Ali Velshi, the network’s chief business correspondent who also deftly anchored the network’s coverage of the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day, will get a two hour daily program.

Velshi will anchor the 1-3 p.m. edition of “CNN Newsroom,” in addition to his duties co-anchoring “Your $$$$$.”

“Ali has enormous range as a broadcaster, whether he’s reporting breaking news about an attempted terror threat, traveling across the U.S. interviewing Americans about how the economy has affected them, or breaking down business issues as complex as the mortgage crisis or the stimulus plan,” said CNN U.S. president Jon Klein. “He’s passionate and smart, and brings a level of expertise that viewers expect from CNN.”

Velshi had been based out of New York but will host his weekday show out of CNN’s Atlanta headquarters. More…

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