CNN Unveils All-Kitten Election Night Team
For the past few presidential elections, 24-hour news network CNN has been known for its Election Night technology. In 2008 the network debuted a studio filled with giant touch screens and contributors beamed in via hologram.
For 2012, CNN is pulling out all the stops. At a press event this morning in the company’s headquarters Atlanta, GA, the network unveiled its Election Night news team.
Gone are mainstays Wolf Blitzer, John King, Candy Crowley and Anderson Cooper — instead, CNN’s 18-straight hours of November 6 news coverage will be anchored by a team of kittens.
“Some might think it an extremely risky move to rely on a group of rookies for such a huge live news event,” said media gazer Ron Calumet, “but I think this is smart for CNN. They need something to energize ratings and kittens are really, really popular.”