CNN Weaning Kiran’s Fans?

Yesterday CNN’s American Morning co-host Kyra Phillips introduced herself, saying, “Good morning! I’m Kyra Phillips.” Sounded innocuous enough. However, generally, she or her co-anchor, John Roberts, have introduce Kyra as “filling in for Kiran Chetry.” Oddly, neither did yesterday nor today.

Also, interestingly, as Kiran’s face was shown on the Quick Vote (QV) segments yesterday and today, it was quickly covered in part by a large question graphic (unlike in the past). In fact, in today’s final two QV segments, her face was partially covered from the very start.

Hopefully, AM is not following in the footsteps of its rival FNC’s Fox and Friends. I.e., when a co-host replacement is made, the viewer is not informed. Is CNN weaning Kiran’s admirers and hoping we don’t notice? We shall see.

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4 Responses to “CNN Weaning Kiran’s Fans?”

  1. Kep Says:

    No chance that Kiran will lose her AM spot any time soon. The wife of the big head honcho at CNN, Jon Klein, just threw Kiran a big eco-friendly baby shower a few weeks ago. The pics were in some magazine. I think Kiran is very popular at CNN and also very happy at CNN. She will be there until one of the big broadcast networks picks her up. Kiran is getting all kinds of attention now that she’s left Fox. She’s even got an exclusive with Ok! Magazine to publish pictures of Christopher Chetry Knowles, the newest addition to the family. Now that’s something she never would have gotten at Fox.

    I wouldn’t read too much into Kiran’s name being left out or her photo being covered up on American Morning. Some days Kyra mentions that she’s filling in for her and some others she doesn’t. I think Kiran is there for the long term. I don’t think she’d be interested in leaving “the gold standard when it comes to journalism”, as she proudly stated the minute she was hired by CNN. I think CNN was on Kiran’s mind for a long time. Her ideology and political bent fits better over there.

  2. jakeho Says:

    Kep, good analysis: you’ve done your homework. Even though Kiran’s “Sparty” was given by Klein’s wife, her return was estimated to be possibly a few days by Kiran, a few weeks by John, and a few months by Kyra. It’s just possible that cable news’ sexiest anchor may be wondering whether she would prefer to be with Christopher Chetry and Maya Rose rather than with John Roberts et al.

  3. Kep Says:

    Oh, I think those comments by Kiran, John and Kyra were just “off the cuff” type stuff done in jest. Kiran was naturally joking when she said she’d be back in a few days. And I don’t think Kyra Phillips actually thinks that Kiran will be out for a few months. Just like the gang at Fox used to kid around with Kiran, I’m sure the same goes on at CNN. This is an election year, and Kiran is probably very eager to get back into the thick of things in the CNN newsroom. She’s now with a network with a worldwide scope, and since she’s an admitted news junkie, she’s probably like a kid in a candy store there at CNN. The resources that must be at her disposal there at CNN must seem huge compared to her former place of employment. And finally, I don’t think she’d rather be at home with the kids than at CNN. After her first child, she commented to Alisyn and Kelly that she couldn’t wait to get back to work so that she could talk to adults again! I thought that was a pretty funny comment to make, but she said it!

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