CNN Moves Jake Tapper To Chris Cuomo’s Former Slot

The Daily Beast reports:

CNN chief Chris Licht is shaking things up once again. Days after unveiling a “reimagined” morning show, the network announced that anchor Jake Tapper would be moving to primetime to host the 9 p.m. slot through this year’s midterm elections.

While the assignment is ostensibly temporary, it could possibly become permanent if Tapper draws a decent audience. The hour has been manned by a series of rotating hosts since Chris Cuomo was fired in December.

Tapper, who anchors the late-afternoon news program The Lead and the Sunday morning talk show State of the Union, has long been considered a frontrunner for the open primetime slot as Licht looks to shift the perception of CNN being too liberal.

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