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CNN’s lack of diversity in primetime causing strife within network, insider says: ‘People will be up in arms’

CNN’s lack of diversity in primetime is causing some strife with the network’s rank-and-file, an insider tells Fox News Digital, saying it’s an “urgent matter.”

In the latest bit of turmoil at the network, reports emerged that legal analyst and occasional substitute host Laura Coates won’t get her own nightly program due to staffing concerns. Then came Monday’s bombshell firing of Don Lemon, who until last year was the only Black primetime host on a major cable network before being pushed onto the newly launched “CNN This Morning.” He lasted less than six months on the show before his termination this week.

CNN CEO Chris Licht made a splashy move this month when he announced NBA legend Charles Barkley and CBS anchor Gayle King would host a Wednesday night discussion show. However, it’s only one day a week and already has a seeming expiration date, as Licht announced it will air “beginning this fall and running into 2024.”

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