Black Staff Revolt After CNN Chooses Collins Over Coates For Primetime Gig

Black staffers at CNN are NOT happy!

  • Scandal-scarred CNN faces more infighting — this time from black staffers who are reportedly furious over the network’s decision to deny African American anchor Laura Coates a full-time gig as it mulls moving “It Girl” Kaitlan Collins to primetime.
  • Last week, CNN moved Collins to a solo 9 p.m. anchoring slot in a possible tryout for a primetime position, which the network has had trouble filling since Chris Cuomo was fired last year.
  •  “The concern is that it’s all white people who don’t have experience anchoring — while surrounding them with [contributors who are] African American and people of color is a sleight of hand,” a CNN source told Insider.