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CNN Host John King Replaced by His Ex-Wife

CNN anchor John King is reportedly stepping down from hosting “Inside Politics” and is passing the torch to his ex-wife, Dana Bash, the outlet announced Thursday.

King will begin his new role focusing on voters in battleground states ahead of the 2024 presidential election, according to CNN.

The anchor reportedly requested the new assignment and will be a central figure in the network’s election coverage.

Bash and King were married for four years before divorcing in 2012

King’s replacement is the latest in a slew of changes made within the network since Chris Licht took over as president in February 2022.

Licht has changed several program assignments and attempted to incorporate more bipartisan coverage into CNN’s programs.

Don Lemon on Monday announced his termination from the network after 17 years of employment at the liberal leaning network.

In 1991, Dana Bash began working for CNN as a producer, which was the beginning of her career in journalism.

Before landing in her current position as a political journalist in 2006, she had a variety of positions, such as Capitol Hill producer and legislative correspondent, in her ascent up the ranks.

She was given the title of chief congressional reporter for the network in 2010, a position she remained in till 2019.

John King began his career as a journalist in 1985 working for the Associated Press as a writer for the organization. In 1997, he became a member of the CNN staff and served as the network’s senior White House reporter.

In 2005, he was promoted to his current position as host of the daily political news show “Inside Politics.” King also worked for CNN as the network’s top national reporter and was an integral part of the CNN crew that covered the 2016 presidential election.

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