“Before I thank you for joining me, I would like to share a big life-change with you,” Carol Costello said today at the close of her CNN morning show, becoming the latest CNN host to announce her move to HLN.
“This is hard. Friday will be my last day at CNN. I’m not leaving the family though; I will be heading to Los Angeles to anchor a new show on HLN,” Costello said. “This is a personal decision and was extraordinarily difficult; it was like cutting off my left arm.”
“I have lived apart from my husband for many years, but he was close by because he also lived on the East Coast. Last year my husband snagged a fantastic job in Los Angeles at LMU. And I kind of miss him.”
“I don’t want to get too emotional but I will miss you too. You have made my job easy because you are so very engaged. You talk to me when you spot me on the street, you yell at me, you hug me, I love that. You fill my social media with your thoughts. And you watch. And for that I will be forever grateful.”
Costello joins former CNN New Day host Michaela Pereira, who debuted her eponymous 10 AM-1 PM HLN show in July; and Ashleigh Banfield, who ended her Legal View duties on CNN in August and moved to HLN primetime.