CNN’s sister network, HLN, is canceling nearly all of its live programming because of poor growth.
According to Mediaite, who obtained details of a company-wide meeting on Tuesday, HLN will only hang on to two live shows: “Morning Express” with Robin Meade and the afternoon program “On The Story.”
“Across America” with Carol Costello, “Crime & Justice” with Ashleigh Banfield and “Michaela” with Michaela Pereira will all be chopped, with the respective anchors leaving the network.
“Morning Express” will now air from 6 am to 12 pm and “On The Story” will air from 12 pm to 3 pm. The rest of the airtime will be dedicated to pre-taped programming.
CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz wrote in a note to the company, “The current cable news landscape is dominated by politics.”
“Our live news shows have not benefited from this trend given our story mix,” Jautz explained. “However, HLN’s long-form programs have been performing very well.”
S.E. Cupp, who previously hosted a nightly show on HLN, recently moved to CNN to host a weekend program.