January 9th, 2017
05:15 PM ET


Harper (‘CSI: NY’) Hosts 12-Episode Series that Revisits and Reveals New Answers to Biggest Crimes, Mysteries, Trials, and Celebrity Tragedies of Our Time

Episodes Include Menendez Brothers Murder Trial, JFK Jr. Plane Crash, and DC Madam Sex Scandal, Among Others

First New Series for HLN Developed by CNN Original Series Team


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Live from LA, "Michaela" debuts July 11, on HLN
June 20th, 2016
11:19 AM ET

Live from LA, "Michaela" debuts July 11, on HLN

Three-Hour Weekday News Show Hosted by Michaela Pereira Airs 10 am ET

HLN’s new three-hour daily news program, hosted by seasoned journalist Michaela Pereira, premieres July 11.  Pereira brings her news acumen, effervescent personality and POV to HLN in a new show, titled “Michaela.” Live from CNN’s Los Angeles bureau, the show airs from 10am-1pm ET/7-10 am PT.

Setting itself apart from the competition, “Michaela" is the only national morning news program broadcast from Los Angeles. “Michaela” has an upbeat vibe with issue driven conversation, lively guests and breaking news. “Michaela” explores the conversation about the people and passion that drive the day’s headlines.

The show reunites executive producer Scott Warren and Pereira. The two collaborated at both KTLA and TechTV as executive producer and anchor, respectively.

Pereira is an award-winning journalist who joined CNN in 2013 and was the co-host of CNN flagship morning show "New Day." Before joining CNN, Pereira spent 9 years as co-host of "KTLA Morning News," Los Angeles' number one rated morning newscast. Prior, Pereira was named anchor of the technology news program "TechLive" on TechTV in San Francisco in 2001. In 1999, she was the guest host and internet correspondent of Buena Vista's "Ebert & the Movies." Before that, she hosted "Internet Tonight" on ZDTV. Pereira made her news television debut in 1993 on Canada's CHEK-TV in Victoria, B.C. as a beat reporter and host of a magazine program.

Michaela promo – http://cnn.it/28JkAAx


HLN Welcomes Back Award-Winning Journalist Erica Hill As Newest Dayside Anchor
June 6th, 2016
09:38 AM ET

HLN Welcomes Back Award-Winning Journalist Erica Hill As Newest Dayside Anchor

Hill's New HLN Program to Launch Fall 2016

HLN announced today that leading journalist Erica Hill rejoins the network as a dayside host.  Hill was part of the original on-air lineup following the network’s transition from Headline News in 2005.

In her welcome return, Hill will anchor a New York-based, daily daytime news program, and also have a presence on CNN.  The new HLN program will launch in Fall 2016.  Details will be forthcoming.

“Erica was a catalyst during our evolution from Headline News to HLN, and now, as we return to our news roots, she’s the obvious addition to our first-class on-air team,” said Ken Jautz, EVP, CNN.

"I'm thrilled to come home," said Hill.  “The opportunity to reunite with Ken and the smart, talented HLN/CNN family was one I couldn’t refuse. I am so excited to be a part of this new chapter at HLN."

Hill joins HLN and CNN from NBC, where she has worked since 2012 serving in numerous roles including co-anchor of Weekend Today, news contributor to NBC Nightly with Lester Holt, TODAY and MSNBC. Prior to that, from 2008, Hill was an anchor at CBS News, primarily with The Early Show. Before joining CNN and HLN in 2003, she was news anchor and reporter at the former cable network TechTV.  Hill was part of the NBC News team that won a Peabody Award for the network’s 2013 cross-platform effort, “In Plain Sight: Poverty in America,” and in 2015, the Alliance for Women in Media honored her with the Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent.

HLN features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led, personality driven hosts.  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.


September 1st, 2015
01:36 PM ET

HLN Is The Only Cable News Net Up Double-Digits In Total Day





  • HLN is up in Total Day August 2015 vs. August 2014, experiencing the only double-digit growth among cable news nets in P25-54 (+10%) (123k vs. 112k).  The net is also up +13% in P18-49 (102k vs. 90k);
  • HLN beat MSNBC for 15 straight months in August in Total Day by +34% in P25-54 and +50% in P18-49; the longest winning streak in more than 16 years among P25-54;
  • HLN ranks #1 across cable news in Weekend Total Day in P18-49 (118k), outperforming FNC by +19% and MSNBC by +28%.


  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 cable morning news show in August and 2015 year-to-date among P25-54 & 18-49.  In August, MXP is up +14% and +23% vs. year ago respectively, scoring its highest P25-54 delivery since January 2015;
  • MXP continues to beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for the 16th consecutive month (6-9 a ET) by +31% in P25-54 (127k vs. 97k).  MXP also takes Joe by +74% in P18-49 (106k vs. 61k);


#REDFLAG: From Executive Producer Kim Kardashian, Premieres Tuesday, May 5 on HLN
April 22nd, 2015
12:33 PM ET

#REDFLAG: From Executive Producer Kim Kardashian, Premieres Tuesday, May 5 on HLN

Documentary Focuses On Mental Illness Among Young Adults and The Power Of Social Media To Help Them

10806208_838746492838086_2611337685562177016_nMany young adults who are plagued with mental illness take to social media to  express their pain, often using hashtags like #GiveUp #Cutting and  #MakeItGoAway. HLN presents the documentary #RedFlag airing  Tuesday, May 5 at 9pm ET to illuminate these cries for help and delve into  the use of social media as a powerful tool to identify and help its victims.

 Executive Producer Kim Kardashian conceived of the documentary in an effort  raise awareness about mental illness among her millennial generation and was  inspired by watching the struggles of people she loved.

"I am blessed to be surrounded by family and friends that are loving and nurturing, but not everyone has that kind of support. Twenty-five percent of adults in America will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime, and many of them turn to social media to vent their depression, loneliness, and isolation," said Kardashian. FULL POST

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April 14th, 2015
10:59 AM ET

Heads Up!, The #1 Game App From The Ellen Degeneres Show, Comes To Play As A New TV Series On HLN

HeadsUP_AppLogoNew Series from DeGeneres' A Very Good Production in Association with Telepictures to Debut in 2016

Heads Up!, a new television series based on the wildly popular game and app of the same name from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is coming to HLN as its own highly addictive, fast-paced game show. Launching in first quarter 2016, the 65-episode half-hour game show strip from Telepictures will be hosted by Loni Love — comedian, actress and co-host of syndicated talk show The Real — and will air daily, Mondays through Fridays.

In the Heads Up! TV show, contestants pair up with a celebrity and try to correctly identify as many cards as they can based on clues from their teammate in categories ranging from movies and songs to actions, accents, body parts and more. In Heads Up!, (almost) nothing is off limits.

Ellen DeGeneres said: “I’m so excited that Heads Up! is going to be a game show. It’s so fun and addictive. I play it on my show all the time. I play it at home. I played it last night at Jennifer Aniston’s house. She wasn’t home, so please don’t print that part.”

March 31st, 2015
02:44 PM ET

HLN Beats MSNBC For 4th Consecutive Quarter; Longest Winning Streak in 16 Years; Largest Quarterly Lead In 17 Years

HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” Ranks #2 in P 25-54 & 18-49; Beats MSNBC’s "Morning Joe” for 4th Straight Quarter

Network Ranks #1 on Weekends

HLN Continues to Gain Ratings & Social Growth 1st Quarter Post Rebrand

HLN beat MSNBC for the 4th straight quarter in Total Day by +51% in P25-54 (130k vs. 86k) and +66% in P18-49 (108k vs. 65k); the longest winning streak in nearly 16  years, plus the largest quarterly lead in nearly 17 years among P25-54.

“Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) ranks as the #2 morning show in cable news among P 25-54 and 18-49 in 1Q15, and vs. prior year, MXP has grown the most across all cable morning programs, up +62% in both P 25-54 and 18-49.  And, MXP once again beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (6-9 a ET) by +56% in P25-54 (128k vs. 82k) and +89% in P18-49 (102k vs. 54k); the 4th straight quarterly win for MXP in P25-54.

HLN is tops on the weekends among cable news networks, ranking #1 in Prime in P25-54 (162k) and P18-49 (130k), as well as ranked #1 in Total Day in P25-54 (156k) and P18-49 (126k). FULL POST

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A Travel Show With A Social Twist…HLN Debuts Its Original Series The Social Life, Hosted By Ali Nejad, Tuesday, Feb. 24

February 11th, 2015
10:27 AM ET

A Travel Show With A Social Twist…HLN Debuts Its Original Series The Social Life, Hosted By Ali Nejad, Tuesday, Feb. 24

Four-Episode Series Features Excursions In Pittsburgh, Seattle, Boulder, Co. And Charleston, S.C., Prompted By Twitter Followers

“A great trip is only a hashtag away.” So says Ali  Nejad, host of The Daily Share on HLN, and now the channel’s new weekly travel series The Social Life debuting Tuesday, February 24 at 10pm-10:30pm, ET, with a trip to Pittsburgh.

A self-professed travel junkie, sports fan and foodie, who loves to explore new places, Ali seeks off-the-beaten-path sites with the help of his nearly one million Twitter followers’ suggestions. The series uses social media to uncover the food, art, music, and local curiosities that make each city special. FULL POST

Topics: Ali Nejad • HLN • HLN Press Releases
HLN Introduces News And A Movie, The Network’s First Feature Film All-Screens Viewing Experience, Thurs, Feb 12 With “Glory”
February 10th, 2015
11:31 AM ET

HLN Introduces News And A Movie, The Network’s First Feature Film All-Screens Viewing Experience, Thurs, Feb 12 With “Glory”

Original Content Includes Twitter/Facebook Conversation With Viewers & Celebrity Media Panel, Plus On-Screen Trivia And Commentary Throughout The Film

HLN introduces its new series News and a Movie, an all screens experience launching on the channel, Thursday, February 12, 9pm-12:30pm ET and featuring additional original content on HLNTV.com,  Facebook and Twitter. In the series premiere, “Glory,” these platforms will include little-known stories about the making of the film, the real stories behind the Hollywood versions of the characters, and a conversation about the film’s influence on current entertainment.

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HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos
HLN is Also Kicking off 2015 with Solid Ratings and Social Growth
January 28th, 2015
12:53 PM ET

HLN Kicks Off The New Year Strong; Posts Increases In Total Day & Prime In All Key Demos

HLN Beats MSNBC In Total Day & Prime In January 2015

#1 Cable News Network In Weekend Total Day & Prime

In HLN's first month since rebranding, the debut of its first live daily show ("The Daily Share") and original series ("Jack Vale: Offline") under the new brand, HLN is also kicking off 2015 with solid ratings and social growth. 

  • Total Day, HLN is up +39% in P2+ (316k); +32% in P25-54 (135k); +47% in P18-49 (112k) vs January 2014
  • Mon-Sun Prime, HLN is up +19% in P2+ (369k); +12% in P25-54 (140k): +16% in P18-49 (114k) vs prior year
  • HLN & CNN are the only two cable news nets up in all demos January 2015 vs. 2014 in Total Day


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