CNN announces new ‘Early Start’ anchor

Laura Jarrett has been announced to replace Dave Briggs on ’s “Early Start.”

  • Jarrett will anchor the early morning newscast alongside Christine Romans.
  • ” is designed as a faster paced summary of the days news for those watching as they head out the door to work.
  • It leads into “New Day,” CNN’s anchor for a more traditional morning newscast.
  • Jarrett, an attorney by trade, joined CNN in 2017.
  • She is the daughter of well known Chicago government official Valerie Jarrett who would later go on to advise President Barack Obama.
  • In 2011, CNN replaced its “American Morning” morning with a new block of programming, featuring “Early Start” from 4 to 6 a.m. and “Starting Point” from 7 to 9 a.m.
  • CNN retained the name “Early Start” for the show that, in its current form, proceeds its signature morning show.
  • “Early Start” now airs from 4 to 6 a.m., with “New Day” taking over at 6.
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