John King will replace Lou Dobbs on CNN, CNN president John Klein said Thursday. The veteran reporter will move into the 7PM ET slot vacated by Dobbs, who abruptly resigned from the network on Wednesday after 29 years of service.
King will host a cutting edge show about politics beginning next year.
“The program will reflect what CNN is all about: straight facts from our anchors and the widest range of opinions from across the political spectrum. John has enthralled CNN viewers with his vast political knowledge, and he has spent the past year reporting from beyond the Beltway on pressing policy issues and the real people they impact. Every night, he’ll share his passion and his insights about what is really going on in Washington and across America.”