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Suzanne Malveaux Tapped to Anchor ‘CNN Newsroom’

CNN has tapped White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux to anchor the 11 AM to 1 PM block of “CNN Newsroom.” Malveaux will start her new assignment January 31, and will relocate to CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta.

She is replacing Tony Harris, who left CNN after six years at the end of the year. No word on who will be replacing Malveaux on the White House beat.

“Suzanne is a welcome addition to the “CNN Newsroom” lineup, adding a depth of experience as well as fresh perspective to our daytime coverage,” said CNN/U.S. executive VP Ken Jautz. “We are very pleased to expand Suzanne’s role so that we can showcase her political expertise as well as her broader strengths as a journalist.”

In addition, CNN has confirmed that Brooke Baldwin is the permanent anchor of “CNN Newsroom” from 3-5 PM. Baldwin had been filling in during that time period since Rick Sanchez was let go from the network in October.

The new “CNN Newsroom” lineup, as well as the full release from CNN, after the jump.

“CNN Newsroom”

9-11 AM: Kyra Phillips

11 AM-1 PM: Suzanne Malveaux

1-3 PM: Ali Velshi

3-5 PM: Brooke Baldwin

Suzanne Malveaux Joins CNN Newsroom

New Network Daytime Lineup: Phillips, Malveaux, Velshi and Baldwin

Suzanne Malveaux has been named anchor of CNN Newsroom, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN/U.S. Malveaux will relocate to Atlanta and will anchor CNN Newsroom live from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. She joins CNN’s Kyra Phillips, Ali Velshi and Brooke Baldwin, who will continue to anchor CNN Newsroom from 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. respectively. (All times Eastern Standard Time.) Malveaux begins her CNN Newsroom anchor duties on January 31.

Malveaux, who has worked in CNN’s White House unit for nearly a decade, has played a key role as a member of the network’s Best Political Team on Television and as the primary substitute anchor for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. During her career, Malveaux has covered three presidents, presidential campaigns, and key stories including the War in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the economic crisis.

Since joining the network in 2002, Malveaux has interviewed President Obama and the First Lady; former presidents George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton; and former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush among numerous other newsmakers. During the 2008 election, Malveaux reported and hosted an in-depth documentary on then presidential-nominee Barack Obama.

“Suzanne is a welcome addition to the CNN Newsroom lineup, adding a depth of experience as well as fresh perspective to our daytime coverage,” said Jautz. “We are very pleased to expand Suzanne’s role so that we can showcase her political expertise as well as her broader strengths as a journalist.”

“I’m looking forward to this new chapter, bringing news and stories that impact viewers in and outside the Beltway,” said Malveaux.

CNN Newsroom is the destination for breaking news and international reporting from its state-of-the-art interactive studio. Kyra Phillips has anchored the program since 1999. Ali Velshi and Brooke Baldwin joined CNN Newsroom in 2010.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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