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Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.13.09

Current TV Cuts 80 Staffers; CNN Names Dobbs' Replacement

November 13, 2009
In a move that surprises everyone, even some of his staffers, Lou Dobbs leaves CNN. Although he's one of the founding members of the station, rumors had been floating that Dobbs wants to jump to Fox News, but a spokesman for Roger Ailes' channel said there haven't been any discussions. The departure is another blow to the struggling former champion of the 24-hour news cycle. John King, currently host of State of the Union, will replace Dobbs. CNN also kills the anchor-driven newscasts on its dot-com side, meaning Reggie Aqui, Nicole Lapin, Naamua Delaney, and Sign Up Now!