Former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joining CNN as political commentator

ATLANTA — Former Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is joining CNN as a political commentator.

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Bottoms made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. Bottoms wrote that as a student at Florida A & M University, she applied for the VJ program at CNN and didn’t get in.


“To now join the team nearly 30 yrs later is a reminder that a dream deferred is never a dream denied,” Bottoms said.

Bottoms announced in 2021 that she wasn’t planning to run for a second term for mayor.

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It’s unclear when she will appear on the network.

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