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With Zimmerman Trial, CNN And HLN Now Competing At 10 PM - Posted July 1, 2013
For the last few years, CNN and HLN have been separate fiefdoms under the Time Warner umbrella. HLN has focused on coverage of court cases, mixed in with lighter entertainment fare (both genres which appeal heavily to female viewers) while CNN continues to base its brand on its breaking news prowess... [TVNewser]

Robin Meade's 'Count on Me' Set for Release - Posted May 14, 2013
Remember that album Robin Meade was just starting to work on when we talked with her last year? Well, "Count on Me" drops June 1... [TVNewser]

HLN Makes 'HLN After Dark' A Nightly Show, As Scot Safon Praises Team - Posted May 13, 2013
HLN is coming off of a number of record-breaking months in terms of viewership, bolstered by coverage of the Jodi Ari... [TVNewser]

HLN Exec: Jodi Arias Trial 'Richer and deeper than we would have ever imagined' - Posted March 18, 2013
As TVNewser has been covering over the last few weeks, the Jodi Arias trial has proved to be a boon for HLN. CNN's sister network has seen ratings explode during the week, not ... [TVNewser]

'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Host Ty Pennington To Host Primetime Show On HLN - Posted January 2, 2013
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington has been tapped to host a monthly program on HLN. The new weekend primetime show, "American Journey," will follow "individuals and communities who have found inventive... [TVNewser]

HLN Acquires ABC's 'What Would You Do?' Repeats - Posted October 11, 2012
In a first of its kind deal, HLN is acquiring the cable television rights to more than 35 episodes of the ABC News program "What Would You Do?" HLN general manager & executive vice president Scot Safon says the network "is exploring new programming ... [TVNewser]

HLN Launching New Weekday Show 'Making It in America' - Posted September 24, 2012
As we teased earlier this year, HLN is launching a new weekday program anchored by longtime anchor Vinnie ... [TVNewser]

Kyra Phillips Moves from CNN to HLN; Ashleigh Banfield Moves Off 'Early Start' to Late Mornings - Posted June 26, 2012
Some changes announced at CNN and HLN this morning. First, ... [TVNewser]

HLN to Broadcast Daytime Emmy Awards - Posted May 24, 2012
HLN made it official today, announcing it will broadcast the 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards next month. The daytime Emmys will be presented Saturday, June 23 at 8pmET, at The Beverly Hilton hotel. "HLN is thrilled to work with NATA... [morningmedianewsfeed]

HLN to Broadcast Daytime Emmy Awards - Posted May 24, 2012
HLN made it official today, announcing it will broadcast the 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards next month. The daytime Emmys will be presented Saturday, June 23 at 8pmET, at The Beverly Hilton hotel. "HLN is thrilled to work with NATA... [FishbowlNY]

HLN to Broadcast Daytime Emmy Awards - Posted May 24, 2012
HLN made it official today, announcing it will broadcast the 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards next month. The daytime Emmys will be presented Saturday, June 23 at 8pmET, at The Beverly Hilton hotel. "HLN is thrilled to work with NATA... [TVNewser]

HLN Adapting 'Morning Express' For The Evening, Launching 'Evening Express' - Posted May 22, 2012
HLN is launching a new late afternoon/early evening program called "Evening Express." As the name suggests, the format is based on the channel's successful morning program, "Morning Express with Robin Meade." The show will originate from Atlanta and will air from 5-7 PM, beginning Monday, June 4. Ryan Smith will host the... [TVNewser]

Personalities--And a Former President--Toast Dr. Sanjay Gupta At Book Party - Posted March 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116171" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Gupta, Couric, Gupta's father Subhash"][/caption] Just how well-liked is CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta? So much so that his book release party, held at The S... [TVNewser]

HLN SVP Bill Galvin Moving to CNNI; CNNI's Katherine Green Moves to HLN - Posted December 1, 2011
Some changes are coming to CNN and HLN in the new year, starting with some movement among three top network executives: Bill Galvin, Katherine Green and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

HLN SVP Bill Galvin Moving to CNNI; CNNI's Katherine Green Moves to HLN - Posted December 1, 2011
Some changes are coming to CNN and HLN in the new year, starting with some movement among three top network executives: Bill Galvin, Katherine Green and ... [FishbowlNY]

HLN SVP Bill Galvin Moving to CNNI; CNNI's Katherine Green Moves to HLN - Posted December 1, 2011
Some changes are coming to CNN and HLN in the new year, starting with some movement among three top network executives: Bill Galvin, Katherine Green and ... [TVNewser]

Joy Behar's HLN Show Canceled - Posted November 17, 2011
Joy Behar is ending her HLN run after a little more than two years on the network. HLN executive in charge Scot Safon is holding a meeting with staff at this hour ann... [TVNewser]

Layoffs at HLN as Cable Channel Reorganizes Afternoon Hours - Posted August 12, 2011
There were layoffs at HLN yesterday as the network prepares to reorganize its afternoon hours. The timing of the reorg is tied to the Fall launch of HLNTtv.com. "The HLNtv.com/HLN television alignment will be particularly critical between the hours of noon and 5pm, the highest online traffic time of the day," ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Layoffs at HLN as Cable Channel Reorganizes Afternoon Hours - Posted August 12, 2011
There were layoffs at HLN yesterday as the network prepares to reorganize its afternoon hours. The timing of the reorg is tied to the Fall launch of HLNTtv.com. "The HLNtv.com/HLN television alignment will be particularly critical between the hours of noon and 5pm, the highest online traffic time of the day," ... [FishbowlNY]

Now on Trial: Nancy Grace's Coverage of Tot Mom - Posted July 6, 2011
The Atlantic: [T]he Casey Anthony story was made for Nancy Grace and Nancy Grace was made for the Casey Anthon... [TVNewser]

Burt Dubrow Tapped to Helm Dr. Drew's HLN Show - Posted January 11, 2011
In a memo to staff today, HLN VP of programming Bill Galvin said that Burt Dubrow was joining the network as executive producer of the upcoming program hosted by Dr. ... [TVNewser]

'The Joy Behar Show' One Year Later - Posted October 1, 2010
TVNewser headed to the Paramount Hotel in Manhattan last night where Joy Behar and friends celebrated one year of HLN's "The Joy Behar Show" and her... [TVNewser]

CNN Shift: Scot Safon, From Marketing the News to Producing It - Posted September 24, 2010
Scot Safon brought drama to TNT and Politics to CNN. His branding campaigns, including TNT's We know Drama and the newschannel's CNN=Politics are felt on the air and in the air at Turner. But can this marketing guru program a news network? I suppose that depends ... [TVNewser]

CNN Shift: CNN is Hiring - Posted September 24, 2010
An interesting side note to today's executive shakeup at CNN: the network is looking for another executive. "We will be naming an executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide to lead collaboration across all platforms and elevate CNN's unique journalism and analysi... [TVNewser]

CNN Shift: Who Are Ken Jautz and Scot Safon? - Posted September 24, 2010
With Jon Klein's departure from CNN, two longtime Turner executives will be taking on new roles. Ken Jautz becomes EVP of CNN/U.S. and Scot Safon takes over for Jautz at HLN. ... [TVNewser]

Brokaw Stops By The CNN Grill - Posted September 5, 2008
Who says competing networks can't sit down over a milkshake? Above, NBC's Tom Brokaw and Hollywood heavyweight Barry Levinson sharing a meal this week at the CNN Grill. Wednesday night, CNN Worldwide chief marketing off... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Hotspot is More Than Just A Grill - Posted September 3, 2008
A few weeks after the announcement that St. Paul would host the 2008 Republican National Convention, CNN had secured a deal to take over a restaurant adjacent to the Xcel Center. Just like Brooklyn's in Denver last week, the Eagle Street Grill in downtown St. Paul was transformed into the CNN... [TVNewser]

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