While President Trump is having it out with fake news, his administration has been elevating friendlier conservative media to fill the void and Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is one of such outlets.
While CBN News has had a Washington, D.C., bureau since the 1980’s, the office was recently renovated and 10 staff positions — including correspondents, videographers and producers — have been added since Trump’s election.
Gordon Robertson, Pat’s son and CBN’s CEO since 2007, tells The Hollywood Reporter that “it now just seems to be working. He adds: “We seem to be getting the big guests.”
CBN News chief political correspondent David Brody, who conducted one of the first in-office interviews with President Trump, says that First Daughter Ivanka Trump has agreed to an interview, though the date and format have yet to be determined.
Also, CBN White House correspondent Jennifer Wishon says her experience in the briefing room has changed dramatically in the first months of the Trump administration. She rarely was granted questions during the past tenure briefings, but now she gets “too many to count.”
Despite having multiple entry points, the network’s reach in the U.S. is still a fraction of bigger cable news outlets. Robertson pointed out that 90 percent of CBN’s audience is outside the U.S. As a non-profit organization, CBN is funded by donations and Robertson is not too concerned about ratings.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter