Eliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker Hired by CNN


I will try this out (only during commercials Keith!). Interesting pairing.

Breaking: TVNewser has learned that former NY governor Eliot Spitzer and columnist Kathleen Parker have signed a contract with CNN.

The pair will host an 8pmET roundtable discussion show to replace Campbell Brown's primetime program, according to a memo CNN/US President Jon Klein sent to staff. The network is looking for an executive producer.

Klein wrote that CNN's "Program Development and Research teams identified scores of interesting candidates" before settling on the two and that the network is looking to launch the program in early fall. Read his note after the jump.

Update: It's official. Press release put out by CNN.

  • Gee, when I saw Spitzer on his trial run as a host, he was so stiff, it was obvious why he needed Ashley Dupree.