Ashleigh Banfield joined CNN in January 2012 to co-anchor the morning show "Early Start". Later that year she moved her anchor chair to a late-morning weekday airing of "CNN Newsroom". Now, following another change -- the rebranding of "CNN Newsroom" -- by the perpetually evolving network, the bespectacled Banfield actually gets her name in the program title and, by extension, is presumably allowed more editorial freedom. In the hourlong Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield the former CourtTV host takes a closer look at legal stories and issues making headlines.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield - Early Start - Netflix
Early Start is a hard news morning television show on CNN anchored by Christine Romans and Dave Briggs. It premiered on January 2, 2012 and airs weekdays from 4:00-6:00 a.m. ET.
Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield - History - Netflix
By the end of its run in 2011, CNN's American Morning had fallen behind in the morning ratings. Executive vice president Ken Jautz, who joined in September 2010, decided to revamp the network's morning lineup by canceling the show altogether and replacing it with two new programs less focused on national politics than cable rivals Fox & Friends and Morning Joe. Along with Starting Point, Early Start replaced American Morning, which aired from 2001 to 2011. Ashleigh Banfield, who co-anchored with Sambolin until July 13, 2012, has since moved to the 12pm. The new morning lineup was announced in November 2011 with Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin confirmed as anchors of the 5-7 a.m. program, while Soledad O'Brien joined as anchor of the 7-9 a.m. program. Banfield joined from ABC News while Sambolin was hired from WMAQ-TV. The name of the 5-7 a.m. program was announced as Early Start on Twitter on December 29. The program was subtitled The News From A to Z, a reference to the first initials of the show's original co-anchors. On May 30, 2012, CNN announced ABC's John Berman would join Banfield and Sambolin as co-anchor. On June 26, 2012, CNN announced Banfield was leaving Early Start in July to anchor the 11am hour of CNN Newsroom. On December 13, 2013, Zoraida Sambolin left the show and was replaced by Christine Romans in January 2014. Leading up to the 2016 US General election, the show began at 3am ET and ran until 5am ET with New Day adding an additional hour during the 4am ET hour. In January 2017, John Berman left the program to anchor CNN Newsroom at 9am ET. CNN announced Dave Briggs, formerly of NBC Sports and FOX News Channel would succeed him.
Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield - References - Netflix