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The drama continues at CNN’s low-rated morning show as Don Lemon’s co-host Kaitlan Collins has threatened to quit and move to Washington, according to a report.
New York City-based “CNN This Morning” is the cable network’s least-watched morning show in a decade. It was launched late last year by CNN CEO Chris Licht ato replace the long-running “New Day.”
Lemon, Collins and Poppy Harlow were hand-picked by Licht to lead each day’s programming on the struggling network. The CEO said when he announced the creation of the show he expected the trio to blossom.
“There is no stronger combination of talent than Don, Poppy and Kaitlan to deliver on our promise of a game-changing morning news program,” Licht said in a statement in September.
None of that ever materialized. Instead, the show has become a spectacle. Thanks to Lemon, “CNN This Morning” is known more for the drama between its hosts than for its programming.
Lemon dressed down Collins during an off-the-air meltdown in December that left her shaken, according to numerous reports.
He was said to have accused his co-host of interrupting him during the show, and there has been tension ever since.
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