Blitzer Re-ups; King Gets New Realm

Wolf Blitzer has renewed his contract with CNN for at least another four years, while John King will get his own block of time on Sundays.

Blitzer, who has been with the network since 1990, is the network's lead political anchor and host of the daily, three-hour Situation Room.

"Wolf Blitzer will continue serving as its lead political anchor through the next presidential race," said the network in announcing the renewal.

In addition, John King, CNN chief national correspondent, has been named anchor of a new four-hour Sunday show at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CNN said King got the four-hour block because of his "break-out" reporting during the election.

King's new CNN block will focus on the new administration, according to CNN, with the rest dealing with national and world news and current events. The block will incorporate Howard Kurtz' ‘Reliable Sources’ hour program.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.