Aaron-Anderson Pairing Becomes Permanent; New Ten-To-Midnight Program In The Works; CNN Shuffles Producers
First on TVNewser: Three weeks ago, Anderson Cooper became a co-anchor of NewsNight with Aaron Brown. The program expanded to two hours and called “State of Emergency,” and it was expected to continue for the duration of storm coverage.
But now the expanded time slot and additional duties for Cooper are becoming permanent — “or at least as permanent as anything is in this business,” Jon Klein told staffers at a meeting on Wednesday.
The content of the 10pm broadcast will certainly change, an insider says. The title may change, too. Aaron and Anderson will continue to co-anchor the two-hour block.
Klein is playing a game of executive producer musical chairs, moving NewsNight EP Will Surratt to 360 and transferring 360 EP David Doss to the new two-hour show. Doss has extensive experience programming for primetime at the broadcast networks. Some of the senior staff members are being switched, too. It’s effective on Monday.