T. J. Holmes: We’re Negotiating My [CNN] Return

It’s American Morning at CNN again? This morning, former CNN anchor T. J. Holmes indicated that he is leaving BET after a very brief “stint” there and going back to his home at the self-proclaimed “most trusted name in news” network. He Tweeted, “On a flight w/my old CNN boss. We’re negotiating my return.” Later, he wrote, “I expect to announce to you all this week some news about my future.”

Less than four months after bidding his CNN Newsroom weekend viewers adieu (to be a BET “multi-platform” jounalist), is T. J. back to save day for CNN–or, at least, the dawn? CNN honcho Ken Jautz must now be ruing his ill-considered decision to ditch his cellar-dweller morning show American Morning. As the ratings of his 2012 AM replacement shows, Early Start and Starting Point, have tanked (lowest in over a decade), Jautz may be thinking that he probably should have given his original plan more time, i.e., to possibly permanently pair T. J. with former AM anchor Kiran Chetry.

Whether it is “Morning in America,” may depend on one’s political point of view. But the return of the erstwhile trial T. J. and Kiran team would certainly help make it a brighter “American Morning” at CNN. And, AM  fans, T. J.’s return would certainly constitute Kiran’s long-awaited “very special opportunity.”

Update: Apparently, BET’s T. J. Holmes was pulling a practical joke on his CNN fans and Twitter followers. Cf. CarpeDiem’s “BET’s T. J. Holmes: Just a Joke?”

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7 Responses to “T. J. Holmes: We’re Negotiating My [CNN] Return”

  1. TJ Holmes Back to CNN? « Inside Cable News Says:

    [...] Diem blogs about TJ Holmes leaving BET TV after a very short stay…(via J$) It’s American Morning at CNN [...]

  2. Tweet-tease from T.J. Holmes - TVNewser Says:

    [...] reports to the contrary, T.J. Holmes is not returning to CNN, at least not as an employee. Holmes left CNN in December for [...]

  3. BET’s T. J. Holmes: Just a Joke? « Carpe Diem Says:

    [...] expect to announce to you all this week some news about my future.” As a result, the author reported that “T. J. Holmes indicated that he is leaving BET after a very brief “stint” there and [...]

  4. Mario Says:

    TJ & Kiran in the morning would renew my faith in CNNs ability to recognize actual talent in reporting.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Would love to see T.j.Holmes back on CNN enjoyed his talent and presence on the weekend. I thank he would bring some summer heat to CNN’s morning show Starting Point.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    welcome i could not believe you are back…. we missed you in Canada please make it longer…. hope Soledad will be back soon…
    welcome..

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Welcome back TJ!!! Help us put it together. <3<3<3

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