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Longtime CNN Anchor Christine Romans Departs ‘Early Start’ After 24 Years

Anchor Christine Romans Departs CNN After 24 Years

After an illustrious 24-year journey, CNN bids a fond farewell to one of its cherished anchors, Christine Romans. As the face of the network’s morning program, “Early Start,” Romans has been a guiding force, delivering the latest news and insights to viewers around the world.

Christine Romans Expresses Love for CNN in Heartfelt Farewell Message

Christine Romans bids farewell to CNN’s “Early Start” after an impressive 24-year run with the network. As the show’s anchor since 2014, Romans has been a beloved presence in viewers’ mornings. In her heartfelt message, she expresses gratitude for her time at CNN.

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“It has been a pleasure waking up early for you for so many years to get your morning started. I love CNN dearly. I have loved my 24 year run here. 24 years, right? But I have decided I am ready for a new chapter. I am full gratitude for my CNN family. It is a family. Everybody here are my friends. And I am excited for the challenges ahead.”

Christine Romans

The network has yet to reveal her successor, and there are rumors about her potential move to NBC News, but nothing is confirmed.

Laura Jarrett and Sara Sidner Laud Christine Romans’ Dedication and Expertise as She Departs CNN

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After a remarkable 24-year journey with CNN, Christine Romans, who initially joined from Reuters in 1999, is leaving her role as anchor and correspondent. During her time at the network, she covered significant events such as Hurricane Katrina, the Arab Spring, and the rise of ISIS. Colleagues and friends, including Laura Jarrett and Sara Sidner, expressed admiration for her dedication and expertise.

Laura Jarrett, her former co-anchor who moved to NBC News last year, expressed admiration for Romans’ incredible run at CNN.

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“Bravo to my friend and former co-anchor Christine Romans on an amazing run at CNN. Learned so much from you and can’t wait to see your next adventure!”

Laura Jarrett

Meanwhile, CNN’s Sara Sidner noted that Romans’ departure is a significant loss for the network, praising her for being a smart, kind, and exceptional journalist.