CNN Considers Replacing Kathleen Parker

CNN is considering replacing Parker Spitzer co-host Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, sources familiar to the situation told the Wall Street Journal.

“We aren’t going to engage in speculation,” a CNN spokeswoman said.

The rest of the media has been engaging in speculation for weeks, however, as CNN’s nighttime ratings continue their steep decline and CNN chief executive Phil Kent admits to retooling the show.

“We still think that form of show is the right idea for a network like CNN at 8 o’clock, but the execution has not been what we have been happy with up to date,” he said at an investor conference last Wednesday. “It is a work in progress. We are trying to make that show better,” he said, adding that it already is “a very, very smart show.”

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CNN Considers Replacing Kathleen Parker