CNN has tapped senior political correspondent Candy Crowley to anchor its Sunday morning political program, State of the Union.
Crowley will step into her new gig, beginning Sunday Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
She succeeds CNN's chief national correspondent John King at the helm of State of the Union, which launched a year ago. King will lead the weekday 7 p.m. version of the show, which will launch in February.
Hence, CNN's new Sunday lineup will begin with State of the Union at 9 a.m., followed by Fareed Zakaria GPS at 10 a.m. and Reliable Sources at 11 a.m. An updated edition of State of the Union will air at noon followed by a replay of GPS at 1 p.m. CNN's Amanpour will air at 2 p.m. and replay at 5 p.m.
"Candy's rare combination of shrewd insight and healthy irreverence for the games politicians play has made her one of the most honored political journalists and a cult figure among CNN viewers," said CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein in announcing Crowley's move. "Every Sunday, she'll translate Washington-speak into plain English that every American can understand, as she has been doing better than any reporter on the beat for decades."
"To me, Sunday morning is a sweet spot-a weekly meeting place to bring the hopes, worries and questions of everyday Americans I talk with along the campaign trail to the people I talk with in the corridors of power," said Crowley. "Add to those conversations, interviews with A-team experts and international heavyweights making sense of global issues and what you have is interesting, relevant information. I can't wait."
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