Current Names Former Bloomberg Exec EP of ‘The War Room'

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Current TV has tapped former Bloomberg TV executive Mark Berniker to executive-produce its upcoming primetime program The War Room With Jennifer Granholm.

Berniker was senior news director at Bloomberg, where he launched several of the network's new programs, including Surveillance Midday with Tom Keene and Bloomberg West.

"The War Room will give viewers an inside look at the political process and cut through the campaign talking points to offer up solutions to some of the issues facing the nation today," said David Bohrman, president, Current TV, in a statement. "Mark is a seasoned television executive who will partner with Governor Granholm to deliver on Current's promise to reinvent the cable news landscape by speaking truth to power and forging a direct relationship with viewers."

The War Room will premiere in January at 9 p.m. following Countdown with Keith Olbermann and feature political analysis and election year commentary from Granholm, the former Michigan governor.