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CNN to Relaunch ‘Inside Politics’ With John King

John KingCNN is bringing back “Inside Politics” with John King as anchor. The revamped show, which will feature a rotating panel of political reporters, will debut this Sunday at 8:30amET.

“Inside Politics” ran for more than 20 years on CNN. It ended in 2005 when then-host Judy Woodruff decided not to renew her contract with the network.

“I’m honored to be part of bringing Inside Politics back to CNN, with a focus on ahead-of-the-curve political reporting,” King said in a statement. “It’s a fascinating time in American politics, in Washington and across the country, and we have a remarkable group of journalists committed to sharing their reporting and their insights each week.”

King joined CNN in 1997 and was named chief national correspondent in 2005. Before anchoring “John King USA,” which was canceled in 2012, he anchored “State of the Union,” CNN’s Sunday public affairs program.

This is the second show that CNN has revived after several years off the air. “Crossfire,” also canceled in 2005, was relaunched in September at 6:30pmET.

More from CNN after the jump.

CNN today announced that Inside Politics, anchored by chief national correspondent John King, is scheduled to premiere Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 a.m., ET. The 30-minute weekend program will feature a rotating group of America’s top political reporters who will provide an insider’s look into the key stories of the week.

“As we look ahead to the 2014 and 2016 campaigns, John is the ideal reporter to dissect the important political stories as Americans begin to think about their next president,” said Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. “John and his panel’s observations will give viewers a candid peek behind the week’s political headlines.”

John King, CNN chief national correspondent, is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than three decades. Currently, King plays an instrumental role in the network’s daily political reporting and breaking news coverage across CNN’s programs and platforms. King previously anchored John King, U.S.A., State of the Union with John King, served as the network’s lead campaign reporter during the 2008 and 2012 election seasons, and moderated three presidential debates during the Republican primary season of 2012. Using the “Magic Wall”, he visually connects the dots in politics by illustrating data for viewers in an understandable way. King joined CNN in 1997 and became chief national correspondent in 2005.

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

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