FIRST ON TKNN: This morning, Mark Di Stefano of BuzzFeed News reported that CNN has cancelled News Stream, meaning that no regular programming will originate from Hong Kong. However, TKNN can confirm that Kristie Lu Stout will be remaining at the news organization. A CNN spokesperson told TKNN, “Kristie Lu will continue as an anchor/correspondent, using her unique expertise in China, Asia, and the technology sector.”
CNN spokesperson: “We’re refocusing our resources in Asia on our newsgathering, digital and feature programming operations, as we feel this is the best way to serve our audiences both in the region and around the world.”
— Mark Di Stefano 🤙🏻 (@MarkDiStef) June 3, 2019
The move comes following numerous cuts and buy-outs affecting CNN’s news operation.