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Christine Romans Named Co-Anchor of CNN’s ‘Early Start’

christine romansCNN has announced Christine Romans will join John Berman as the co-anchor of “Early Start.” Romans, who will continue in her role as the network’s chief business reporter, replaces Zoraida Sambolin, who left CNN last month.

“Given the audience’s interest in business news as the day begins, and markets across the globe have been open for hours, Christine will add a great dimension to the program that starts CNN’s programming day,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement, also noting Romans’ “fantastic rapport” with Berman.

CNN has also named Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul anchors of “New Day Weekend.” Blackwell, who has been anchoring the program for several months, will continue to report from Atlanta during the week, and Paul will continue in her role as an HLN anchor.

“Victor and Christi have proven that they are consummate journalists and anchors,” Zucker said. “In expanding their roles, CNN is fortunate to have their depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to tell the compelling stories that people expect from CNN.”

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CNN Hires New Anchor for Weekend Mornings

Victor Blackwell joins CNN as an Atlanta-based anchor and correspondent and will co-host CNN Newsroom Saturday mornings with Randi Kaye. Blackwell joins CNN from WPBF, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach. Blackwell has been the main co-anchor of WPBF’s newscasts since 2009. Before WPBF, Blackwell worked for WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, WPMT-TV in York, PA, and WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, MD.

“Victor is a passionate and committed journalist,” says CNN EVP Ken Jautz. “He will be a strong addition to our weekend morning team and in the field.”