CNN announced a series of promotions on Monday for its current political correspondents and anchors, including Abby Phillip, who gained prominence with her analysis of the 2020 presidential election.
Phillip will anchor a Sunday morning show titled Inside Politics Sunday with Abby Phillip. The program will air from 8-9 a.m. ET on Sundays, beginning Jan. 24, CNN said in a press release. Phillip has also been named as CNN’s senior political correspondent after joining the network in 2017.
Once the announcement was made public, she tweeted: “I’m so thrilled to be taking the reins of Inside Politics Sunday from my friend and colleague @JohnKingCNN starting on January 24th. Could not be more proud to be joining this incredible @CNN franchise!”
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John King will continue to host Inside Politics with John King weekdays from 12-1 p.m. ET.
In another move, Jim Acosta will become both anchor and chief domestic correspondent, switching from his current role as chief White House correspondent.
Kaitlan Collins has been named chief White House correspondent effective Jan. 20.
Jake Tapper has been named lead anchor for all major Washington events and will be expanding his show The Lead with Jake Tapper from 4-6 p.m. ET on weekday nights.
Dana Bash will join Tapper as co-anchor for their new weekend show, State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash. They will each anchor two Sundays a month starting on Jan. 24.