Poppy Harlow to leave CNN

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Friday 26 April 2024
Poppy Harlow on CNN

Presenter Poppy Harlow has announced she is leaving CNN.

“I have been inspired by you and learned so much from you – who are (and will remain) dear friends,” Harlow wrote in an email to colleagues.

“I grew up here: as a journalist and as a person.

“I was allowed to stumble, to falter, and then to try again with the support and care of this CNN family.

“This place has shaped me as a leader, taught me resilience, shown me the value of perspective and how to make hard decisions.”

Harlow joined CNN in 2008 and worked in a variety of roles at the network.

She reported across the world on some of the biggest and most consequential news stories, including the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and 2015 Paris terror attacks.

In 2022, Harlow helped relaunch the network’s flagship morning show, where she became co-host with Kaitlan Collins and Don Lemon.

In February of this year, the new morning show lineup left Harlow without a slot. CNN engaged in discussions with her, but ultimately she decided to leave the network.

Mark Thompson, CNN’s chief executive, said Harlow is a “unique talent who combines formidable reporting and interviewing prowess with a human touch that audiences have always responded to.”