CNN Star Calls It Quits At Network

( It was reported earlier this month that CNN’s daytime anchor Ana Cabrera would be leaving the embattled cable network for the greener pastures of MSNBC.

The anchor for CNN’s 1 p.m. new hour confirmed reports of her departure on Twitter last Thursday saying her final day at CNN would be Friday, December 22.

Cabrera tweeted her thanks to CNN “for everything,” adding that she was looking forward to “starting a new chapter in my career.”

While Cabrera didn’t say her “new chapter” was MSNBC, Variety reported that the anchor will be joining the liberal news network, re-emerging as the anchor for MSNBC’s 11 a.m. slot once the time frame for the non-compete clause of her CNN contract has expired.

MSNBC, however, had declined to comment on the matter.

Cabrera joined CNN in 2013. During her time with the network, she hosted two presidential town halls and was the first to interview former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, following the UN’s historic vote on North Korean sanctions. Cabrera also anchored nine consecutive hours of breaking news coverage after the 2017 terrorist attack on London Bridge.

While CNN has been slashing staff in recent weeks, Cabrera’s departure was not related to the ongoing layoffs.

Earlier this month, CNN’s new boss Chris Licht sent a memo to all staffers informing them that, as of December 6, CNN would no longer be producing live programming on its sister network Headline News (HLN), ending the 21-year career of HLN’s popular morning host Robin Meade.

In addition to the changes at HLN, Licht’s memo also announced a new round of layoffs for CNN as part of its cost-cutting efforts.

Among the CNN contributors to face the ax was Chris Cillizza, a politics reporter and editor-at-large. Also laid off in the latest round were CNN correspondents Alison Kosik, Martin Savidge, Alex Field, and Mary Ann Fox.