Jack Tapper’s brief stint as CNN’s prime-time host will end after the midterms, while Shepard Smith canceled his CNBC show two years later.
CNN will end Jack Tapper’s primetime show after the midterm elections, moving the anchor back to his 4 p.m. weekday slot, CNN confirmed in a statement.
“As part of the special lineup, Jack agreed to host 9 p.m. during the midterm elections,” a spokesman said. “After that schedule is complete, he will return to his award-winning show The Lead. Over the next few days, we will announce post-election plans for the slot.”
at the same time, CNBC dumps Sheppard Smith To focus more on business, “Smith’s last show will air later in November, and CNBC intends to replace his show with an evening dedicated to business news in early 2023” Shepard Smith News “The show’s anchor will be named at a later date, and it remains to be seen whether CNBC will select candidates from its existing roster, or seek to draw from outside its ranks.”
Sheppard Smith runs a good fact-based news show, but he never found much of an audience on CNBC, so his Fox News show will come to an end in two years.
Jake Tapper went into prime time looking like a complete failure. It would be embarrassing to describe Tapper’s performance in one word. The show never seemed to find its format or footing, and it faced stiff competition from MSNBC and Fox. Tapper will be back in third place on weekdays at 4pm instead of third at 9pm.
Shep Smith might find a job at another network, and Jake Tapper would be happier not in prime time, but the failures of those shows suggest the struggles of cable news and a possible decline in the appeal of white male hosts.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Center and PolitcusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work has focused on public policy, with a focus on social reform movements.
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