CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s prime-time show, CNN Tonight with Jake Tapper, will not be allowed to continue after the week of the midterm elections amid low ratings.
The cable news network says Tapper will move back to his afternoon slot, hosting The Lead, while his nighttime replacement will be announced in the coming days.
“As part of a special lineup, Jake agreed to anchor the 9p hour through the midterm elections. At the completion of that schedule, he’ll be returning to his award-winning program The Lead. We will announce post-election plans for that time slot in the coming days,” a CNN spokesman told Semafor.
Media observers widely believed that the prominent journalist was being slated for a starring evening role with the network, permanently taking up the spot held by Chris Cuomo, who was fired last year, according to the Daily Beast. Read more…