Who Were Some Former CNN Anchors?

Brooke Anderson, Sharyl Attkisson, Peter Arnett, Bobbie Battista and Willow Bay are some former CNN anchors. Brooke Anderson joined the CNN network in July 2000. She was an entertainment and culture anchor and producer for CNN. She has covered numerous entertainment events for CNN, including the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the Academy Awards. She guest starred on “Days of Our Lives” in 2012.

A New Zealand journalist, Peter Arnett worked for CNN from 1981 to 1999. He was one of the prominent reporters covering the Vietnam War and became a household name while reporting the Gulf War. He was able to get an uncensored interview with Saddam Hussein. He also interviewed Osama Bin Laden in March of 1997. Southern Institute of Technology named its Journalism School after him.

Bobbie Battista anchored numerous shows on CNN, including “CNN NewsHour,” “CNN NewsDay,” “CNN WorldDay,” “CNN WorldNews” and “CNN PrimeNews.” She joined CNN in 1981 and left in 2001 after the merger of Time Warner (CNN’s parent company) and America Online.

Sharyl Attkisson served as an anchor for CNN from 1990 to 1993. She received an Outstanding Achievement Award from University of Florida in 1997 for serving on its Journalism College Advisory Board.

A former model, Willow Bay hosted numerous programs for CNN including “Moneyline,” “CNN & Fortune” and “CNN & Entertainment Weekly.” As of 2015, she is married to Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Company.