It’s a rough day if you’re Ray LaHood or a CNN employee–but congratulations John Kerry!
Starting out with the good news today is John Kerry was unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. That was the expected announcement this week. CNN, however, decided that such a thing was too boring for a Tuesday and launched a mass exodus/hiring spree just to see if we can keep up.
Chris Cuomo is leaving ABC for CNN.The younger brother of Andrew will take point as morning anchor for CNN, which is a rough spot since that’s where Soledad O’Brien is supposed to sit. Matt Whitaker,an executive vice president and managing editor, announced this morning that he’s leaving the network due to new CEO Jeff Zucker‘s “forceful ideas about where to take CNN’s reporting, programming and brand.” Also out? Long-time husband-and-wife duo James Carville and Mary Matalin. Erick Erickson is also gone, but where else could he find an opening?
In the flurry of media news, it seems someone confused Ray LaHood causing him to announce his resignation as transportation secretary.
“I want to thank Secretary LaHood for his dedication, his hard work, and his years of service to the American people — including the outstanding work hes done over the last four years as Secretary of Transportation,” the president said in a statement.
No other information was given from the former republican Representative from Illinois. It’s a strange ebb and flow around CNN and the cabinet these days.
edit: We mixed our Cuomos up! Andrew Cuomo is Chris’ brother and current governor of New York. Mario is the former governor of New York and father to both Andrew and Chris. We regret the error.