Erin Burnett To Anchor "Weekday General News Program" For CNN

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She will also be taking on (soon to be) former colleague Steve Liesman in his own den as a "senior economics correspondent."

CNN said Friday that it has hired CNBC's Erin Burnett to serve as an anchor and chief business and economics correspondent. Burnett will anchor a weekday general news program, as well as contribute to CNN's coverage of national and international breaking news, out of the cable network's New York headquarters. She starts in June.

Erin is the kind of all-star player that knows how to connect-the-dots and translate events into relevant information for viewers," CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton said in a statement..."I cannot wait to launch our new show: Tackling serious issues and telling great stories," said Burnett. "The experience I gained at CNBC and NBC News will be invaluable as I expand my focus. I began my journalism career at CNN, so this is like coming home for me."

Now that this thing is official, you might consider sending EB a parting gift as thanks for keeping you company every day; a personal chef and/or a couple of world class vacations would be perfection.

[CNN]

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