New CNN Morning Show to Launch Jan. 2

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CNN will debut its new morning show team of Soledad O'Brien,
Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin on Jan. 2, the day before the Iowa Caucuses, a network spokesperson said Wednesday

O'Brien, who will host the 7-9 a.m. hours of the new show,
will anchor from Des Moines on Jan. 2 and 3, with Banfield and Sambolin
5-7 a.m. from the CNN Election Center. The new anchors will continue
anchoring their respective timeslots from Jan. 4 on, with a CNN
spokesperson saying that "the show will continue to be developed over

The still-untitled program replaces American Morning and its interim hosts Ali Velshi, Christine Romans
and Carol Costello (who remain with CNN in other roles) and is another piece of
the lineup changes Ken Jautz has pushed through since becoming head of the
channel in 2010.

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