HLN announces anchor change, new show for daytime

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HLN has announced another series of changes to its programming lineup.

  • Lynn Smith, currently anchor of “Weekend Express” will take over “On the Story” from noon to 2 p.m. eastern.
  • “On the Story” will lose an hour to make room for a new show.
  • Mike Galanos will anchor a new show called “True Crime Live” from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • These changes become effective March 11, 2019.
  • In addition, HLN also announced Susan Hendricks will take over Smith’s spot on “Weekend Express.”
  • In October 2018, HLN canceled “Across America” with Carol Costello, “Michaela” with Michaela Pereira and “Crime & Justice” with Ashleigh Banfield.
  • With that move, “Morning Express” and “On the Story” expanded to fill the empty slots.
  • Hill was eventually named permanent anchor of “On the Story” after the network rotated through a series of anchors, but moved to CNN in April 2018.
  • The network moved to taped programming after 3 p.m., a model that will remain in place after these latest changes.