January 24th, 2013
04:14 PM ET

Rachel Nichols Joins CNN and Turner Sports

Nichols Will Anchor New Weekend CNN Sports Program and Report for Turner Sports
Across Television and Digital Platforms

CNN and Turner Sports have hired veteran ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide, and David Levy, President, Sales, Distribution & Sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Nichols will serve as a sports reporter for CNN and Turner Sports and will anchor a new weekend sports program on CNN/U.S. beginning later this year. Her CNN program will focus on the most interesting stories and personalities in the world of sports. In her role with Turner Sports, Nichols will handle a wide variety of assignments across the division’s vast sports properties including the NBA and Major League Baseball. Additionally, Nichols will cover all major sporting events, including the Olympics for CNN. Her first assignment will be the Super Bowl in New Orleans.


Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases
January 24th, 2013
01:32 PM ET

AC360 Video: Diane O'Meara, face of fake Manti Te'o girlfriend speaks to Anderson Cooper

Diane O'Meara's photos were used without her knowledge to portray the fake girlfriend of football player Manti Te'o. Last night she spoke to Anderson Cooper about how her photo got out and what she would say to Te’O if he called.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
January 24th, 2013
01:14 PM ET

Kelly Ayotte on Hillary Clinton's testimony: "So many questions that went unaswered"

Last night, Sen. Kelly Ayotte talked to Piers Morgan about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony at the Benghazi hearings earlier today. There "is still so many questions that went unanswered and frankly some unsatisfactory answers," the Republican senator said.

Clinton said "she was clear eyed about the dangers and threats in Eastern Libya but then she said that 'I didn't see any of the security requests,' which were multiple, coming from the consulate," the New Hampshire senator began. "If you are clear eyed about dangers and threats from Eastern Libya, why weren't you asking the questions about 'do we need more security?'"

Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
January 24th, 2013
11:26 AM ET

Big Ang: Third season is "glamorous"

Starting Point Anchor Soledad O’Brien interviews Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola and Ramona Rizzo, the stars of “Mob Wives,” about the series upcoming third season.

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.

Topics: CNN • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
January 24th, 2013
10:15 AM ET

Sen. Johnson responds to his comments Clinton used an emotional "trump card"

CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien asks Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) if he was implying in an interview that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faked being emotional to avoid his questions during yesterday’s testimony on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Johnson says, “Well, I was responding to a question maybe I shouldn't. I agree with Secretary Clinton we need to understand what happened so we can prevent it in the future. But again, we do need to get to the bottom of what actually happened. What is the truth of the matter here? Did the administration mislead us? I absolutely believe they did. That's for the American people to understand.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point