Lineup Features Unscripted Programming Developed by CNN Original Series Team for HLN
NEW YORK (March 13, 2017) – HLN announces its 2017 Original Series slate today, a robust lineup of commissioned and internally produced CNN programming fare which features three new unscripted series and the season two renewal of the network’s highly-rated documentary series, How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.
New HLN Originals Series premiering this year include Beyond Reasonable Doubt, produced by Nutopia, Something’s Killing Me and Inside Secret Places with Chris Cuomo (working title), hosted by CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo. The latter two series are produced internally by the CNN Development team.
“It’s great to be back in business with Jane Root and Nutopia, who produced the #1 ranked Finding Jesus for CNN Original Series—this time with HLN,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide. “This partnership puts HLN on the path to mirroring the enormous success that CNN Original Series has had on CNN over the past four years.” FULL POST
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
Banfield’s New Show to Air Live from New York,
Monday through Thursday, 8pm- 9pm, ET
New York, October 12, 2016 – HLN debuts its new nightly program Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield live from the CNN New York bureau on Monday, October 17. Hosted by seasoned anchor/journalist Ashleigh Banfield, the program will air Monday through Thursday, 8pm-9pm, ET.
On this new program, Banfield will tackle the day's most pressing legal and social issues, trials and hot topic debates with her own passionate point of view. Also featured on the program will be expert guests who can contribute to the conversation.
Just prior to joining HLN, the host anchored Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on sister network CNN. Banfield joined CNN in 2011 as co-anchor of the morning news show Early Start. Over the course of her career, she has covered breaking news from across the country and around the globe.
Award winning Journalist Hill To Anchor 1pm- 3pm, ET Weekdays Live from New York on HLN
HLN launches its newest daily news program, On the Story with Erica Hill, anchored by the award-winning, veteran journalist, on Monday, October 10. Hill’s program will air in the 1pm-3pm, ET slot, live from the CNN New York bureau.
The focus of the new dayside program will be the big events and most-talked about stories of the day. Hill will go beyond delivering the headlines to delve into why the stories matter and how they impact our daily lives. The program will also feature newsmaker interviews.
Additionally, Hill will continue to contribute to CNN as both an anchor and correspondent.
TWO-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMP AND 'DANCING WITH THE STARS' MIRRORBALL WINNER HINES WARD JOINS HLN’S 'MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE' AS SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR
Ward to Also Provide Sports Commentary and Analysis Across all CNN Platforms
Hines Ward, two-time Super Bowl champion and Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball trophy winner, joins HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade as sports contributor. Based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ward will also provide analysis and commentary on major sporting events and breaking news across all CNN platforms, including CNN/U.S., CNN Digital, CNNMoney and CNN International.
Beginning July 1, the Super Bowl XL MVP, joins the popular HLN morning crew of host Robin Meade, meteorologist Bob Van Dillen and consumer business correspondent Jennifer Westhoven. Morning Express with Robin Meade is a ratings juggernaut for the network. The wildly successful morning show is up double-digits year-to-date in both total viewers and persons 25-54.
“I’m incredibly grateful to HLN and CNN for welcoming me to their prestigious team,” said Ward. “Throughout my career, I’ve always envisioned myself as more than just a football player and this platform will allow me to express myself in different and unique ways. I’m excited to be able to share my journey and my stories with our audiences, both in the US and worldwide.”
“Hines is a true champion with such a winning personality,” said Bill Galvin, SVP, Sports Programming, CNN. “His perspective on sports extends well beyond the football field – a fresh voice we’re excited to share with HLN and CNN audiences.”
Upon his retirement in 2012 from the NFL, where here he played for 14 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ward trained and completed the 2013 Ironman World Championships held annually in Hawaii. He began his television career as an analyst for NBC’s Sunday primetime NFL show, Football Night in America.
He founded and operates Helping Hands Foundations both in the U.S. and Korea, and is an active participant with numerous other charities including The Caring Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Pearl S. Buck International. Ward also started an after-school education program for kids in his home state of Georgia, where he attended Forest Park High School and went on to be a top scholar-athlete at the University of Georgia, earning All-SEC honors his senior year and finishing his college career as Georgia's second all-time receiver with 144 receptions. He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and son.
Ward is represented by CSE Talent, which offers management and career assistance to its elite roster of over 200 clients including pro and collegiate coaches, baseball players, golfers, management, and news and sport media talent.
HLN BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY FOR 15 STRAIGHT MONTHS
“MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE” RANKS AS THE #2 CABLE MORNING NEWS PROGRAM IN AUGUST AND 2015 TO-DATE
MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE
Many 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