Ashleigh Banfield moves from CNN with new HLN primetime show

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Ashleigh Banfield is leaving CNN for a new show at sister network HLN.

The five-year network veteran is launching a primetime show Oct. 17 that will air live Monday-Thursday from 8-9 p.m. ET.

"She will bring her legal experience and views to HLN prime, tackling the day's most pressing social and legal issues mixed with her own passionate point of view and spirited conversation," CNN executive vp Kan Jautz said in a statement. "Ashleigh and her distinct journalistic style is the perfect fit as we continue to refocus on our news roots and increase our live hours of programming."

Viewers of her CNN show Legal View also heard the announcement straight from Banfield at the end of Thursday's telecast.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Journalist Ashleigh Banfield attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Journalist Ashleigh Banfield (R) and guest attend the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival- 'A Hologram For The King' premiere -at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Journalist Ashleigh Banfield attends the '99 Homes' New York Premiere at the Celeste Bartos Theater at the Museum of Modern Art on August 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Ashleigh Banfield attends CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Ashleigh Banfield (L) and Brooke Baldwin attend the CNN The Seventies Launch Party at Marquee on June 9, 2015 in New York City. 25520_193.JPG (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Ashleigh Banfield attends the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_001_0262.JPG (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for CNN)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Ashleigh Banfield attends HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Ashleigh Banfield attends the Moves 2014 Power Women Gala at India House Club on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Don Lemon and Ashleigh Banfield pose during the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_002_0981.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: News Personality Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Fury' New York Premiere at DGA Theater on October 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Ashleigh Banfield (L) and guest attend the 'Rosewater' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actor Kevin Spacey and Ashleigh Banfield arrive for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Life Itself' screening at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre on June 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: News Anchor Ashleigh Banfield and lawyer/legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin attend the 'Whitey:United States Of America V. James J. Bulger' New York premiere at Dolby 88 Theater on June 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Ashleigh Banfield and Dan Abrams attend the 'Sixties' series premiere party at Grand Central Terminal on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Ashleigh Banfield and Lara Spencer attend The New York Observer Relaunch Event on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Ashleigh Banfield attends the 19th Annual National Lesbian And Gay Journalists Association New York Benefit at The Prince George Ballroom on March 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: News Correspondent Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Railway Man' premiere on April 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: (L-R) 'Breaking Bad' Executive Producer Michelle MacLaren, Bryan Cranston and Ashleigh Banfield attend The Opening Night Party for 'All The Way'on Broadway at The Rink at Rockefeller Center Oasis on March 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: TV Personality Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Monument Men' premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on February 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Ashleigh Banfield, Don Lemon, and Christine Romans attend the 2013 CNN Heroes at the American Museum of Natural History on November 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Six By Sondheim' premiere at the Museum of Modern Art on November 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Journalist Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Nebraska' special screening at Paris Theater on November 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield attend the 'Last Vegas' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Seduced And Abandoned' New York premiere at Time Warner Center on October 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Ashleigh Banfield attends 'Capital' New York Special Screening at FIAF on October 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Aaron Sorkin and Ashleigh Banfield attend 'Inequality For All' New York Premiere at Paley Center For Media on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Ashleigh Banfield and Kevin Spacey pose on the red carpet during the Kevin Spacey Foundation Washington Gala Dinner at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Arbitrage' New York Premiere at Walter Reade Theater on September 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield attends Book Launch For Jeffrey Toobin's 'The Oath' at Time Warner Center on September 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Time Inc.)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: TV news journalist Ashleigh Banfield attends the 'Peace, Love And Misunderstanding' New York Screening at the Museum of Modern Art on June 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Ashleigh Banfield the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2011 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for RFK Center)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Ashleigh Banfield attends the 49th Annual New York Film Festival presentation of 'The Artist' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Howard Gould and Ashleigh Banfield attend the Municipal Art Society of New York's 2011 gala at The New York Public Library on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Ashleigh Banfield talks with Robin Roberts on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 1/21/10. GOOD MORNING AMERICA airs Monday - Friday (7-9am ET) on the ABC Television Network. GM10 (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN ROBERTS, ASHLEIGH BANFIELD
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 30: TV personality Ashleigh Banfield (Right0 and guest attends HBO's screening of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm at Time Warner Screening Room on September 30, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Ashleigh Banfield attends HBO films presents 'Grey Gardens' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on April 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
TV personality Ashleigh Banfield attends the New York celebration of the HBO documentary 'Le Cirque: A Table In Heaven' at Le Cirque on December 3, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Ashleigh Banfield with guest attends the premiere of Australia at the Ziegfeld Theater on November 24, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
television personality Ashleigh Banfield attends the 33rd Annual American Women In Radio & Television Gracie Allen Awards at the Marriott Marquis on May 28, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Meredith Vieira and Ashleigh Banfield pose at the Fifth Annual National Love Our Children Day at Spotlight Live on April 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
Ashleigh Banfield attends Modern Brides '25 Trendsetters of 2008' Awards Dinner at New York Palace Hotel on May 13, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Shawn Ehlers/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Court TV Anchor Ashleigh Banfield speaks at New York Women in Film and Television's Power Player Breakfast at the Williams Club on November 8, 2007 in New York. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/WireImage)
Ashleigh Banfield at Entertainment Weekly 13th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party at Elaine's (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage for Entertainment Weekly Magazine)
Carol Alt and Ashleigh Banfield during 'Sicko' New York City Premiere - Reception at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for The Weinstein Company)
Ashleigh Banfield during The 34th International Emmy Awards Gala - Press Room at New York Hilton in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Ashleigh Banfield during Twentieth Century Fox Premiere of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend' - Arrivals at Clearview Chelsea 23rd Street in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
Ashleigh Banfield during Twentieth Century Fox Premiere of 'The Devil Wears Prada' - Arrivals at AMC Loews Lincoln Square at 1998 Broadway on 68th Street in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
Ashleigh Banfield (right) and guest during Glamour Magazine Honors The 2006 'Women of The Year' - Outside Arrivals at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ryan Born/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 05: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Writer Michael Musto and news correspondent Ashleigh Banfield attend the ''Who Killed the Electric Car'' screening at the Sony Screening Room June 5, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Ashleigh Banfield during Modern Bride's '25 Trendsetters Of 2006' Awards Dinner - May 16, 2006 at The Ritz-Carlton - Battery Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - APRIL 25: TV personality Ashleigh Banfield arrives at the premiere of 'United 93' during the Fifth Annual Tribeca Film Festival at the Ziegfeld Theatre April 25, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for TFF)
Howard Gould and Ashleigh Banfield during 'Kung Fu Hustle' New York City Premiere at Zeigfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Ashleigh Banfield during 'Hustle & Flow' Private New York City Screening at MGM Screening Room in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
Ashleigh Banfield during 'In My Country' New York City Premiere - Inside Arrivals at Beekman Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 24: News Anchor Ashleigh Banfield attends the Week Magazine panel on Censorship or Common Decency May 24, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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