5 CNN figureheads who act more like controlled puppets than newscasters By Staff Writer - April 6, 2017 PrevNext5. Carol Costello Carol Costello is an American news anchor and former host of CNN Newsroom. (Screencapture: YouTube) 4. Don Lemon Don Lemon, host of CNN Tonight (Screencapture: CNN/YouTube) 3. Jake Tapper Caricature of CNN's Jake Tapper, host of "The Lead." (DonkeyHotey/Flickr) 2. Chris Cuomo Chis Cuomo is a TV journalist for CNN (Screencapture: CNN/YouTube) 1. Anderson Cooper CNN's Anderson Cooper, host of AC360 (Intellihub) ©2017. INTELLIHUB.COM. All Rights Reserved.