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AFTER JUMPING FROM CBS TO CNN, ROBERTS JUMPS FROM CNN TO FOX

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

John Roberts, who quit CBS News to join CNN in 2007 after he was passed over for Katie Couric to replace Dan Rather as anchor of the CBS Evening News, is now heading for Fox News Channel after being replaced as co-anchor of CNN’s American Morning. Daily Variety quoted FNC editorial exec Michael Clemente as saying that Roberts’s “reputation as a skilled journalist with years of notable experience in the field will be a valuable addition to our news programming.” In a controversial interview with New York magazine in 2007, Couric said that CBS chief Les Moonves originally offered her the news anchor job because he wanted the nightly newscast to become “more personable, more accessible, a little less formal, a little more approachable. That certainly is one of the things they found attractive in hiring me, otherwise they could have had John Roberts do the Evening News.