CNN Promotes Ali Velshi, Drops Heidi Collins
Los Angeles Times:
Seeking to bolster its daytime lineup, CNN is making another anchor switch to kick off the new year. The network is giving chief business correspondent Ali Velshi his own two-hour daily show from 10 a.m. to noon PST, a time slot currently anchored by Kyra Phillips, who will take over the 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. PST hours.
Heidi Collins, who had been anchoring "CNN Newsroom" during that time, is leaving the network.