CNN anchor Erin Burnett attends the launch party for CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" at Robert atop the Museum of Arts and Design on September 27, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Erin Burnett and David Rubulotta (via DailyMail) Erin Burnett has had quite a big week. First she announced her engagement to a Citigroup exec named David Rubulotta, then, last night, her new program Erin Burnett OutFront debuted on CNN.
The show aired for the first time Monday evening and featured a hard-hitting interview with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. He talked about what could happen should the government not come to some sort of agreement over how to decrease the debt.
He said while speaking with Burnett on her show: "If the Congress is irresponsible enough to suddenly turn on this sequester idea (leading to massive, automatic cuts to defense) because they failed to meet their responsibility, that would clearly damage our national defense."
Burnett says she hopes to reach a younger audience with the new show, and will hold her own as one of the only female anchors with a show at night. “We acknowledge that I’m the only woman in this slot, and there aren’t too many other women at night anyway,” Burnett said. “Since it is what it is, and I’m not getting a sex change, it has to be a positive.”
Now while launching a new show she'll have to start the wedding planning! Hopefully they're in no hurry. Here's the short version of their history: Burnett met Rubulotta while she was working at Citigroup before moving to CNBC. They reportedly got engaged last month and as far as we know have yet to set a wedding date. A spokesperson for Burnett said "She loves how supportive he is."
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CNN anchor Erin Burnett attends the launch party for CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" at Robert atop the Museum of Arts and Design on September 27, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
(AFP OUT) Anchor of CNBC's "Street Signs" Erin Burnett speaks during a live taping of "Meet the Press" at NBC studios March 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), author of "Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World" Liaquat Ahamed, anchor of CNBC's "Street Signs" Erin Burnett, former Speaker of the House and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute Newt Gingrich and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report Mort Zuckerman appeared on the show to speak about the state of the U.S. economy and plans for recovery. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images for Meet the Press) *** Local Caption *** Erin Burnett (Getty Images)more pics »
(AFP OUT) Anchor of CNBC's " Street Signs" Erin Burnett speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios November 23, 2008 in Washington, DC. Burnett spoke on various topics including the auto industry's plea for financial help from the congress. (Getty Images)more pics »
Anchor of CNBC's "Street Signs" Erin Burnett listens during a taping of "Meet the Press" at the NBC studios August 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Burnett discussed on topics related to the presidential elections in November, 2008. (Getty Images)more pics »
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