Smerconish Gets CNN Gig

Remember when he was just a Philly media guy?

Philadelphia Business Journal reports: “Philadelphia lawyer-turned-media personality Michael Smerconish will join CNN as host of a Saturday morning program airing live from New York.”

In a press release Monday morning, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said Smerconish will also provide analysis and opinion on CNN programming when he joins the network this month.

“We are thrilled to have Michael join CNN,” Zucker said in a statement. “At a time when the cable news landscape has become increasingly polarized, his independence and passion for reasoned dialogue makes him the perfect fit for CNN.”

Philly Mag profiled Smerconish and his world-beating ambition back in 2009.  Unfortunately, the picture of his butt that ran with the piece appears to have disappeared from our archives. Luckily, it still can be found here.