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Anchor Campbell Brown to leave CNN

Brown is the third anchor after Lou Dobbs and Christiane Amanpour to leave CNN in the last six month

Prime-Time anchor Campbell Brown announced her exit from CNN on Tuesday, in yet another blow to the news channel that has been struggling with its ratings.

Brown reasoned that "not enough people want to watch my program and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else".

She also stressed that her straightforward style of news analysis could not be compromised in the wake of a rise in popularity of highly opinionated news shows.

Airing at 8pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), the Campbell Brown show, with an average of 591,000 viewers this year, has been struggling to compete with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, with a million viewers, and Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, who tops the slot with 3.34 million viewers.
CNN's ratings have fallen overall by 31 per cent so far this year.

Campbell Brown is the third anchor after Lou Dobbs and Christiane Amanpour to leave CNN in the last six months.