Atlanta, Georgia, has been the home of the CNN Center for the past 35 years. Back in 2020, CNN decided it was time to move but waited until after the merger with Discovery and Warner Bros. Today, CNN is no longer broadcasting out of the CNN Center for the first time in 35 years. This comes as CNN News Central moved the last of their staff our of the CNN Center in Atlanta to a new, smaller building owned by Warner Bros. Discovery in a different part of town.
Back in June former CNN staffers gathered to remember the center and their time there. The party was organized by former CNN Vice President MaryLynn Ryan. June 1st also marked CNN’s 43rd broadcasting birthday, founded back in 1980. Sources report several notable CNN employees were in attendance, including:
“Former CNN anchor Jim Clancy, CNN anchor Amara Walker, former CNN international executive David Clinch, CNN correspondent Ryan Young, former CNN president Tom Johnson, former CNN International anchor George Howell, former CNN Sports anchor Mark McKay, and former vice president and senior editorial director of CNN Worldwide Richard T. Griffiths.”
CNN’s weekday anchors work out of the network’s Washington D.C. and New York centers. The Atlanta building served as a hub for digital and international operations as well as administrative duties and research. The network will relocate to Warner Bros. Discovery’s nearby Techwood Turner Broadcasting campus, where it was originally from 1980 to 1987.
This is one of several major changes CNN Worldwide has initiated this year and over the last few years. This also comes as the network cuts back costs and refocuses under new leadership. This also includes shutting down CNN Airport a few years ago.
CNN has also recently launched CNN Max on the Max steaming service, that many hope will be the start of new growth for CNN.
Update: We corrected the story to fix a typo that did not affect the content of the story.