January 16th, 2013

Raising America with Kyra Phillips Premieres Monday, Feb. 4 on HLN

Live two-hour weekday show to cover day’s top news stories through a parental lens

Launching Monday, Feb. 4, HLN anchor Kyra Phillips hosts a two-hour daily show that covers the nation’s major news stories and explores their impact on American families. Raising America with Kyra Phillips examines topical issues that relate to home, children and today’s modern families, and draws viewer engagement through social media and interactive online posts.

As it covers the daily news scene, Raising America will go deeper on topics that hit home for parents, including childhood obesity, safety in our schools and teens oversharing on social media to their future detriment. Contributors to the program include some of the most intriguing and popular bloggers speaking to parents today, such as Heather Armstrong, Charlie Capen, Jill Smokler, Tom Matlack and Krystel Spell, among many others.

Raising America with Kyra Phillips airs on HLN weekdays from noon to 2p.m. (ET).

“This show is the perfect intersection of my professional and personal lives,” said Phillips. “Never before have I been both a journalist and a mother in the chair at the same time and I am looking forward to the discussions from the community we are building around this show. It’s such an important and dynamic time in American history and we want to capture that.”

“Kyra Phillips’ award-winning reporting has always taken you to the frontlines of the news,” said Scot Safon, HLN GM and EVP. “And she approaches her reporting with a mix of fearlessness, intelligence and curiosity. These are the same qualities you need to take on parenting in America these days. Kyra and the Raising America team will focus, spotlight and advance the conversation that parents are having about the news every day.”

The Raising America with Kyra Phillips digital site, officially launching with the show, will be the connection point for the news and information being discussed each day on the show. The site is the newest section of HLNtv.com, HLN’s fast-growing digital home.

HLN is the national television network that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day. Drawing upon the network’s deep bench of talent, HLN dissects and demystifies the news stories and newsmakers people are talking about. HLNtv.com is the online destination for users to go deeper into the top stories driving the conversation and generating the national buzz. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.


Alison Rudnick 212/275-7987 alison.rudnick@turner.com

Carolyn Disbrow 212/275-7901 carolyn.disbrow@turner.com