CNN's hopes to get out front in the chase for morning news ratings get an early start with this entry, which kicks off each weekday at the get-the-coffee-brewing hour of 5 a.m. Eastern. It's co-anchored by former ABC News correspondent John Berman and CNN's chief business correspondent Christine Romans. The slogan for "Early Start" is "News from A to Z," but its viewers can expect to see the same formula that morning news shows have used for years, and that is a mix of hard news, entertainment segments and some surprises thrown in along the way. The program was originally co-anchored by Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin.
John Berman and Kate Bolduan anchor this hourlong news broadcast, which was formerly part of the weekday programming block known as "CNN Newsroom." Berman has other on-air duties at the network -- he headlines "Early Start" with Christine Romans, while Bolduan formerly co-anchored "New Day" with Chris Cuomo and "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer.
On Saturdays and Sundays, Ana Cabrera anchors "CNN Newsroom" from New York. Seamlessly transitioning between political news and the top stories of the day, Cabrera covers the latest political stories by featuring interviews with lawmakers and members of the current administration paired with partisan and neutral panels of top political analysts and pundits. CNN correspondents stationed across the globe report on the day's news, adding context and color to top stories.
CNN's daily news program brings viewers the latest headlines, stories, live reports, and breaking news from around the world. Carol Costello anchors this hour.
In the past, MSNBC has filled its daytime schedule with opinion-based discussion shows. The news network has transitioned into providing breaking news coverage during the day. This news block is anchored by Tamron Hall, a veteran of the network. As with the other "MSNBC Live" programming blocks throughout the day, the Hall-anchored program explores the day's developments in news and politics so the network's viewers continue to be informed with the latest happenings.
Formerly a block of several hours of news coverage airing daily, including weekends, "MSNBC Live" is now the title of an hourlong show providing breaking news coverage weekday mornings. Journalist Thomas Roberts anchors the show that includes analysis and interviews surrounding the news of the day. "MSNBC Live" also includes feature stories and in-depth special reports from contributing anchors and correspondents as well as weather forecasts from MSNBC's sister network, The Weather Channel.
As part of its commitment to providing breaking news coverage throughout its daytime schedule, MSNBC has a block of "MSNBC Live" programming throughout the day, with different anchors splitting up the hours. Ali Velshi hosts this block. As is the case with other shows under the "MSNBC Live" banner, Velshi details the day's top news and political developments in Washington and across America.
Delivers in depth coverage and analysis of the presidential transition.
As part of its attempted reinvention, MSNBC has been moving away from airing opinion-based shows during the day, replacing them with blocks of news programming to boost the network's breaking news coverage. Kate Snow, who has years of experience as a journalist for national networks, anchors this portion of the afternoon block. "MSNBC Live" details the day's developments in news and politics to keep viewers aware of the latest happenings.