Vinnie Politan is the latest on-air talent leaving HLN; his last day is July 3 after which he’s moving to the NBC affiliate in Atlanta. Politan has anchored various HLN programs during his time there, including Prime News, After Dark, Making It In America and, these days, HLN Now: On The Case. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the news.
Since Albie Hecht was named EVP and GM of HLN last fall, the network has rebranded itself – no longer a headline news network, it now says it’s the News and Views network, targeting the social media generation. Last week, Sky News reported owner Time Warner was mulling a merger of HLN with Vice.