Cable News Network said it hired former Fox News Channel anchor Arthel
Neville to host its weekday TalkBack Live program.
Neville succeeds Bobbie Battista, who left CNN last fall. The network has
rotated CNN anchors and guest hosts in the TalkBack Live slot since
Neville will begin hosting the program by early March, CNN spokeswoman Kyra
Before joining Fox News, where she reported on entertainment news, Neville
worked for tabloid show Extra and as an anchor for E! Entertainment
Also Tuesday, CNN's sister network, CNNfn, said it will replace its weekday 5
p.m. Market Report program with Money & Markets Feb.
Market Report hosts Kathleen Hays and Bruce Francis will co-anchor the
new program, which will be 'more of a consumer-friendly show' than their current
program, CNNfn spokeswoman Sarah Cohn said.
Money & Markets will compete directly against CNBC's Business
Center. CNBC moved up the starting time of Business Center Monday to