Thursday, November 03, 2005

Buh Bye!

CNN anchor Aaron Brown has left the network and will be replaced by co-host Anderson Cooper in a programming shake-up that also gives greater exposure to network veteran Wolf Blitzer. (Oh boy)

Brown's departure, which a CNN spokeswoman called a "mutual decision," was revealed to network staff on Wednesday in a memo from Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S.

Brown, 56, went on vacation last week and will not be back, a spokeswoman said.

Details here.

In a recent San Francisco Chronicle op/ed, columnist Tim Goodman opined:

"This much is certain: CNN, looking to exploit the
post-Katrina face of caring, personal, passionate, youthful, hip, modern and really good looking journalism, has now further marginalized Aaron Brown and nearly ruined Brown's show, "News-Night," by throwing Cooper into the mix."
(Emphasis mine)

Yep, marginalized him right out the door!