CNN to offer Don Lemon’s former co-host Kaitlan Collins primetime slot: report

May 11, 2023

CNN plans to offer former chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins the primetime 9 p.m. timeslot and a new contract, a report said Wednesday. Collins — a former co-host with Don Lemon and a favorite of CNN CEO Chris Licht — could find herself in the role as soon as next week, according to a report by Puck News. The event, which is expected to be widely watched nationwide, will thrust the impressive 31-year-old CNN “It girl” into the spotlight, according to Puck News. Kaitlan Collins will anchor a primetime news hour on CNN, according to a report. If Collins accepts the offer, she would fill the role previously held by Chris Cuomo.