Amara Walker Named Co-Anchor for CNN’s ‘New Day Weekend’

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Amara Walker (Image credit: CNN)

CNN said that anchor and correspondent Amara Walker will anchor New Day Weekend.

Walker will join Boris Sanchez on the anchor desk. The pair will also host CNN Newsrooom from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

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Walker replaces Christi Paul, a 20-year CNN veteran and morning anchor since 2013, who left in June to move home to Ohio, where she’s a co-anchor at WKYC Cleveland.

Walker began her career at CNN as an anchor for CNN International in 2012. Before CNN, she was an anchor and general assignment reporter at WFLD Chicago and spent seven years at WTVJ Miami. She started her career at KMIR Palm Springs, Calfiornia. ■

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