ATLANTA - In what some see as a desperate bid to compete with FOX News, executives at CNN announced today that Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent based in London, would be stepping down and would be replaced by Priyanka Chopra.
CNN Senior Vice President Tony Maddox said, "We have been in talks with Priyanka Chopra for several months and were able to convince her that she would become more famous as a CNN correspondent than as a Bollywood star. Priyanka is noted for her great beauty which helped her win the Miss India title followed by her crowning in the Miss World competition."
Maddox went on to say that Priyanka Chopra was being groomed for the top international correspondent job by getting lessons in voice modulation from Wolf Blitzer. She also spent several weeks being trained by Larry King in the art of on-the-spot newsgathering. Once Nancy Grace finishes teaching Priyanka how to apply makeup and dress for the camera, the new chief international correspondent will be ready to step in and begin work.
After her long tenure with CNN, Christiane Amanpour will be reporting society news for a small radio station in Dothan Alabama.