A familiar face is moving up to replace the departing Jay Shaylor as executive producer of CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
Emily Atkinson has gotten the nod and will move up from senior broadcast producer of the program
Atkinson had been Shaylor’s No. 2 on “The Situation Room” for the past year.
She’s been with the program for the past 13 years, so it’s about time.
She’s been with CNN for 23 years and takes over the Blitzer Blitz on October 15.
Shaylor, as previously reported, is off to “The CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell” as it preps its move to Washington, DC from Manhattan.