Anthony Bourdain Exits Travel Channel for CNN


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.

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