CNN host Soledad O'Brien will leave her morning show at the network this spring to create a new production company, the New York Times reported Thursday. She will contribute documentary programs to CNN on a nonexclusive basis, according to the Times, meaning she will be able to produce content for other networks, too.
CNN is expected to install Erin Burnett and Chris Cuomo, a new hire, in the morning slot, the Times' report said. Longtime contributors James Carville and his wife, Mary Matalin, recently left the network. "They wanted to change the look. It makes a lot of sense to me," Carville told TPM in January.