Ex-NBC anchor Kasie Hunt to join CNN

Ex-NBC anchor Kasie Hunt to join CNN
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CNN has announced that former NBC News anchor Kasie Hunt will join the news network as an anchor.

CNN in a statement on Tuesday shared that Hunt is set to be the first official anchor for its streaming service, CNN+, where she will host a daily show that covers politics on the platform. 

Hunt will also serve as a chief national affairs analyst for the network, covering national and breaking news, according to the statement. 

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Variety first reported in July that CNN offered the rising star journalist an annual salary worth up to $1.5 million, a figure that NBC News couldn’t match. 

During her eight-year run with NBC News, Hunt served as the lead anchor for “Way Too Early,” a regular contributor on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and a Capitol Hill correspondent for the news franchise.

This comes as various news networks are making the shift toward streaming content.

MSNBC announced in July that it is developing a series for anchors Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiEx-NBC anchor Kasie Hunt to join CNN Biden nominates Mark Brzezinski to be U.S. ambassador to Poland Kasie Hunt headed to CNN after NBC departure: report MORE and Nicolle Wallace for its own streaming service Peacock, Variety reported. 

Hunt is set to begin her tenure with CNN on Sept. 7, according to the statement.