HLN or Headline News is a CNN Spin-off launched 34 years back on January 1, 1982 as CNN2 by Tuner Broadcasting System, Inc. originally intended to propagate a newscast every 30 minutes 24×7 focusing national news, sports, weather, business and entertainment and lifestyle feeds, the channel has been gradually transformed into a tabloid format covering opinion, crime and giving more space to entertainment and social trends. As claimed by the station it spreads news by day and mysteries and airs mysteries and investigations b night. CNN2 was renamed as Headline News in January 1983. Until 1992 it was recognized as HN. In December 2008 HLN became the new acronym for the station. The channel switched its standard definition feed to HD. George H. W. Bush death Hoax in 1992, Casey Anthony Murder Trial, Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 are some of the major events happened so far in the long journey of HLN. 2016 was marked with the rejoining of Eric Hill to host a program form New York, inclusion of Michaela Pereira who hosted New Day at Cable News Network (CNN) and leaving of Nancy Grace after a decade long affiliation with HLN. Ashleigh Banfield replaced Nancy to host Primetime Justice, a new addition in the program lineup. Today the station is available in Asia, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America. As per states of July 2015 HLN is available to approx. 97 million households in United States.