Globe trotting No Reservations star Anthony Bourdain is leaving Travel Channel for CNN.
The chef, author and media personality will get his own program on the cable news network in early 2013. He'll become the marquee personality in CNN’s efforts to broaden its lifestyle programming especially during the weekend hours.
No Reservations is in its eighth season on Travel, where Bourdain also writes a popular blog. His untitled CNN program will air Sunday evenings and repeat on Saturdays. It will follow a similar format to No Reservations, according to Mark Whitaker, CNN Worldwide executive vp and managing editor. But with the support and apparatus of an international news organization behind him, Bourdain will be able to visit even many more global hot spots.