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Lemon squeezed: Don Lemon loses prime-time role in latest CNN shake-up

CNN host Don Lemon will move to mornings later this year, ending his prime-time show Don Lemon Tonight.

Lemon will join hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins in debuting a new morning show, replacing current New Day hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar, according to a press release by CNN.

The move, announced Thursday, is the network’s biggest programming shake-up since CNN executive Chris Licht took his position in May.

Licht said Lemon, Collins, and Harlow are each “uniquely intelligent, reliable, and compelling,” which will make for a “refreshing” way to begin the morning.

“There is no stronger combination of talent than Don, Poppy, and Kaitlan to deliver on our promise of a game-changing morning news program,” Licht said in the press release.

Lemon said in a statement that the last eight years have been “an incredible ride.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with one of the best show teams in the business, but it’s time to shake things up. … I was honestly floored when Chris Licht asked me to do this, and I’m honored by his belief in me,” he said. “Set your alarms folks because we’re going to have a lot of fun.” – Source

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