After moderating CNN’s town hall with Donald Trump, Kaitlan Collins is expected to be tapped as the new host of the network’s 9 p.m.
hour, which has lacked a permanent occupant for more than a year. The deal was being finalized before Wednesday night’s event, after CNN Worldwide CEO Chris Licht had decided to launch a primetime show around her in recent weeks, sources said.
Puck News first reported on the plans for Collins. Currently co-anchor of CNN This Morning, Collins generally received positive reviews for her attempts to fact check Trump and call out his mistruths at the event, while critics have blasted the format.
After the event ended, the network was quick to praise her performance, saying she “exemplified what it means to be a world-class journalist.” No announcement has been made, and a CNN spokesperson declined to comment on speculation about the timeslot.