CNN Promotes Ali Velshi, Drops Heidi Collins

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • 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.

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