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CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC-the troika of cable news-have been on a big talent hunt. Some of their high-profile trophies:

CNN snagged ...

Connie Chung

from ABC

New evening show debuts June 24

Paula Zahn

from Fox News

Fox sues over Zahn's departure; Zahn later makes fuss when a CNN commercial touts her as "just a little sexy"

Andrea Thompson

Former "NYPD Blue" star lasts less than a year before quitting in March as prime-time anchor at CNN Headline News; recently hired as a host on Court TV

Aaron Brown

from ABC

Anchors CNN's "NewsNight"

Fox News snared ...

Greta Van Susteren

from CNN

Creates a stir for having minor plastic surgery after moving to Fox

Geraldo Rivera

from CNBC

Fox dispatches gun-toting newsman to cover Afghanistan

MSNBC added ...

Jerry Nachman

Former editor of New York Post and TV veteran, including stint as executive producer of "Politically Incorrect"

Phil Donahue

Talk show veteran returns to TV; pioneering show "Donahue" ended run in 1996; known for his liberal views

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