Karyn Bryant is out as co-host of CNN Headline News' Showbiz Tonight.
“We can confirm that Karyn is no longer with the show,” a network representative said without elaboration.
Bryant had co-hosted the entertainment-news program with AJ Hammer, who will be the sole host of the program.
Showbiz Tonight, part of a revamped prime time programming block for Headline News called Headline Prime, launched Feb. 21. An insider says Bryant and Hammer signed short-term contracts last December.
The highest rated episode last week – Thurs. Sept. 22 at 11 p.m. – earned 382,000 total viewers.
Bryant is best known for hosting various game and reality shows, most notably VH1’s Name that Video. Showbiz Tonight runs Monday-Friday live at 7 p.m. and re-runs at 11 p.m.
While the show is still searching for an audience, Headline News was up 108% in prime third quarter to 471,000 total viewers.
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