Ana Cabrera has been named anchor of CNN’s weekend prime time programming effective immediately, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced today. Cabrera will anchor CNN Newsroom from New York on Saturdays from 3-6pm ET and 7-9pm ET, and Sundays from 5-8pm ET.
Cabrera joined CNN as a correspondent in 2013, based on Denver. Most recently she was part of the CNN Investigative team that revealed systemic failures in reporting, investigating and tracking alleged sexual abuse at elderly living facilities. She has covered the unrest in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown. Cabrera landed an exclusive interview with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney while the grand jury was hearing the case and the Police Chief following his long awaited public apology. She also did extensive enterprise reporting on the marijuana legalization movement, exploring everything from the economic impact, to regulatory issues, to health concerns. Her pesticide investigation resulted in the recall of thousands of pot products in Colorado.
Cabrera succeeds Poppy Harlow who now co-hosts CNN Newsroom weekdays and before that, Don Lemon who currently anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon in prime time. FULL POST
Jason Wu tells CNN’s Alina Cho that designing Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown was an honor and details what went into creating it.
Wu says, “Right now, we're working on the fall collection and we were all still working, we had been working until like 10:00, 10:30, and we had to watch. And when the second she came out and everyone just let out the biggest scream. I mean, the whole entire studio, it was amazing. The energy was amazing.”
He adds, “Well, I chose ruby red, and, you know, it was a custom weave fabric. I wanted it to look festive, but I had also wanted - wanted it to be soft and - so that combination of velvet and chiffon was really important so we wove, it was all hand loomed, the fabric, and it's little bets of velvet woven to a floral pattern within a chiffon fabric. It's a two-process.”
CNN Newsroom airs weekdays from 9am-4pm ET on CNN.
Victor Blackwell will join CNN as an Atlanta-based anchor and correspondent, co-hosting CNN Newsroom Saturday mornings with Randi Kaye, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN. FULL POST
CNN Newsroom's Carol Costello spoke to Rep. Ron Paul about his reasons for remaining the the GOP Presidential race, endorsing Mitt Romney, and his role at the RNC Convention.
Syrian activist, "Danny", speaks exclusively to CNN's Nick Paton Walsh Thursday about the dire situation in Syria. Known as the "voice of Homs," the citizen journalist recently escaped Syria and agreed to sit down for an interview with CNN in Beirut.
"We want help – we can't stay like this. Bashar al-Assad will kill millions. He has no problem. This can't be solved peacefully. We're asking anyone for any kind of help," says "Danny".
Watch Nick Paton Walsh discuss his interview with "Danny" on CNN Newsroom here.