Glenn Becks TheBlaze Announces Hire of Laurie Dhue as Anchor and Host

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TheBlaze is excited to announce that Laurie Dhue is officially joining the network as Anchor/Host for TheBlaze TV News.

In her new role, she will continue to host “For the Record,” TheBlaze’s original documentary series, and will also anchor prime time news updates and breaking news coverage throughout the network.

“Laurie is an incredibly talented journalist who has done amazing work both throughout her career and as host of ‘For the Record,’” TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood said. “We are thrilled to have her join TheBlaze full time as we continue to expand our original programming.”

Dhue is the only anchor to have hosted shows on the three primary cable news networks: CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. She spent nearly eight years at Fox News, where she hosted “Fox Report” weekend edition and appeared weekly on “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Geraldo at Large.” She also served as the voice of the official launch of Fox News Radio and anchored evening news updates for several years.

Before joining the Fox News Channel, Dhue hosted several shows on MSNBC and served as substitute news anchor on NBC’s “Weekend Today Show.” She began her broadcasting career at CNN, working her way from entry-level to anchor in just six years, becoming one of the youngest full-time anchors in the network’s history.

Dhue has interviewed countless international leaders as well as politicians, celebrities and newsmakers throughout her 22-year career. She has covered every major news event since the early 1990s as a writer, producer, reporter and anchor.

A person in long-term recovery from alcoholism, Dhue is also a surrogate for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).  She travels coast-to-coast as a recovery advocate, giving speeches, moderating discussions, and emceeing recovery-related events.

Dhue said of the transition: “Glenn Beck is a pioneer and a game changer and the decision to work with him and his network is a no-brainer. In typical fashion, Glenn continues to go boldly where very few have dared, taking traditional broadcast journalism and turning it on its ear. I relish this rare opportunity to be on the ground floor of an organization that could change the industry as we know it. The Blaze, a truly independent network, is ever-expanding, and an exciting phenomenon in this time of cutbacks and uncertainty.”

The exclusive provider of “The Glenn Beck Program,” TheBlaze offers a full slate of original news and opinion shows like “Real News,” “Wilkow!” and “For the Record,” late night comedy like “The Wonderful World of Stu” and “B.S. of A.,” family-friendly programming like “Liberty Treehouse” as well as thought-provoking documentaries and original specials. TheBlaze first launched on September 12, 2011 as GBTV and quickly grew into one of the world’s largest online streaming networks with over 300,000 subscribers. One year later, TheBlaze became a television network and is currently available on a wide range of distributors including DISH and Optimum TV.

TheBlaze.com attracts over 10 million unique visitors per month.

Watch Beck’s announcement of the news on his radio program, below: