Former NBC News correspondent and MSNBC anchor Kasie Hunt has been hired by CNN as a new anchor and chief national affairs analyst for the network and its pending subscription streaming service, CNN+, launching in 2022. The hiring was announced Aug. 10 by CNN president Jeff Zucker.
Hunt, whose show will be about politics, will be based in Washington, D.C., and begins her new position on Sept. 7.
CNN+ joins Peacock and Paramount+, all of which are moving aggressively into live news streaming. The pending Fox Weather streaming platform will focus on live forecasts and related programming.