Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed.
The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between.
However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.
Zucker is already moving Erin Burnett to helm a morning show alongside new hire Chris Cuomo, fresh from ABC - which means the evenings are opened up.
Erin, 36, has been hosting CNN's 7 PM OutFront show, which has been struggling in the ratings like most of CNN’s primetime - although she is said to be far from keen to go to breakfast.
The brunette joined CNN in April 2011 from CNBC and her primetime show debuted in October 2011.
A source said: 'Losing an hour of Anderson a night means that Jeff has more to play with, hire heavyweight talent and play chess with the rest of his primetime shows.'
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