Townhall Magazine Columnist S.E. Cupp to Co-Host CNN's New Crossfire

Posted: Jun 26, 2013 9:30 AM

It's official! After an eight year hiatus, CNN's longest running show Crossfire will be returning to the network this fall. Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones will be hosting from the left, while Newt Gingrich and Townhall columnist S.E. Cupp will host from the right.

“Few programs in the history of CNN have had the kind of impact on political discourse that Crossfire did – it was a terrific program then, and we believe the time is right to bring it back and do it again,” said Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide. “We look forward to the opportunity to host passionate conversation from all sides of the political spectrum. Crossfire will be the forum where America holds its great debates.”

S.E. Cupp is a columnist at the New York Daily News and has been a contributing editor at Townhall Magazine for years. She is author of the book “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal media’s Attack on Christianity” and co-author of the book “Why You’re Wrong About the Right.” She will continue her role as a contributor to TheBlaze, now out of the network’s new Washington bureau, appearing on a variety of network shows including “Real News.” She is currently the co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.”

Crossfire, which aired weeknights from 1982 to 2005, examined political and social issues in a televised debate. Crossfire cemented its status in the political and cultural lexicon as the preeminent political talk program, especially in the 90s. It was cancelled when CEO Johnathan Klein wanted to change the tone of the shows on CNN.