The CNBC anchor Erin Burnett is poised to sign a long-term contract with CNN, according to three people with knowledge of her plans.The signing will represent a shift to general news anchoring for Ms. Burnett, who has shown interest in branching out beyond business news, CNBC’s specialty. It is unclear what time slot she will occupy at CNN.
Ms. Burnett, who was considered a rising star within CNBC and its parent, NBCUniversal Media, held talks with two broadcast networks, ABC and CBS, before deciding to join CNN, according to two of the people. They insisted on anonymity because the deal had not been made public.
A spokeswoman for CNN, a unit of Time Warner, declined comment on Wednesday night.
The article also stated the Burnett may join CNN's
[EDIT: Not primetime, but afternoon/evening. Sorry for mis-paraphrasing]
Edited by kk_kev, 29 April 2011 - 05:06 AM.