This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
This will be a first for a 24-hour news channel.
CNN is suffering from the worst ratings in 20 years and is apparently pursuing the reality route to make up for it.
We hear the network is taking calls with Hollywood's top talent agencies and reality producers for various pitches which include a late-night talk show featuring a panel like The View, FIVE reality shows to air on Saturday and Sunday nights and new on-air personalities that aren't so traditional.
The first of these personalities will be traveling chef Anthony Bourdain, who already has a show set to air on the news network on Sunday nights by early next year.
Speaking of which, how about a show for Perez??? LOLz!
just kidding actually completely serious. Think about it, CNN ;)