The CBN News Daily Rundown


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Efrem Graham is CBN's entertainment correspondent and host of Studio 5.

"I used to laugh at entertainment reporters when I was a student journalist and say 'they don't do real news, I want to do real hard news," Efrem tells the Rundown.

He wasn't seeking a career covering entertainment, but that's where God placed him.

"The entertainment world is a place where so many opportunities to share the gospel can happen," Efrem says.  

Like everyone, he's had to weather some storms as some of his stories have been met with rebuke. 

Don't miss the talented Efrem Graham today on the CBN News Daily Rundown.


Do you have a leaky gut?  Maybe you do, but don't know it.  Good gut health has to do with hundreds of beneficial kinds of bacteria located in the intestines.  Doctors say good gut health plays an integral role in your overall health, and not just from a medical perspective.  Experts say there is a strong link between poor gut health and depression and even Alzheimer's disease.  So how can you know how your gut is doing? CBN Medical Correspondent Lorie Johnson answers that question in today's episode of the CBN News Daily Rundown, but here's a hint: the proof is in the poop!

And speaking of poop, Lorie also explains a mind-blowing new procedure being used to help people with poor gut health.


CBN contributor Chuck Holton has seen firsthand that there are areas in northeast Syria where the ceasefire agreement with Turkey is not being honored. On today’s CBN News Daily Rundown, he shares about the danger civilians face as they try to evacuate not only themselves but their dead—many of whom are still buried under the rubble of their bombed-out villages.


Vice President Mike Pence announced, Thursday, that Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northeast Syria. Still, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are taking a stand against President Trump's decision to pull troops out of the region, and if this new peace plan falls apart, Congress is preparing increased sanctions against Turkey. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson points out, this conflict marks the first time Republican leadership has been outspoken in opposition to a Trump policy. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


Twelve Democrats took the stage for the fourth Democratic presidential debate. They sparred over health care, gun control, and foreign policy--but ultimately the attacks were aimed at the new front-runner: Elizabeth Warren. CBN News chief political analyst David Brody and National Security correspondent Eric Philips are on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a debate debrief.


President Recep Erdogan, in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, said that his military operation in northeast Syria is to create a place for displaced Syrian refugees to return home to. However, as Turkish troops move through the region, it's triggering a new wave of Syrian displacement. According to the UN tens of thousands of civilians have fled specifically due to Turkey's attacks. CBN News International correspondent George Thomas is in Syria, traveling with an Iraqi charity. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


“They had democracy, they had a representative government, they had religious freedom and I’m watching to see if that will be preserved in any measure,” Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchel says on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who reside along the border with Turkey, in northeast Syria, have been self-governing since the Arab Spring. Now, facing Turkey's invading troops and what they consider certain genocide, they've made a new ally; but are they sacrificing their freedom for survival?


In 2017, USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in federal prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He'd sexually abused more than 160 girls and women over more than two decades. The first woman to come forward was Rachael Denhollander. Her accusations emboldened many other victims to come forward. Reporter Heather Sells recently sat down with Denhollander to talk about her experience. She says this is a platform she never wanted, but it's important that she be a good steward of it, all the same, because other victims are watching. Sells is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


The Turkish military offensive in Syria is underway and escalating. Turkish President Recep Erdogan says the Kurds living in northeast Syria, along Turkey's border, are a security threat and by driving them away, he believes he can create space for Syrian refugees who are currently living in Turkey. CBN Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell says it's important to see this operation for what it is, Islamic Jihad. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


Producing a newscast that's broadcast across the nation and around the globe is a team sport for sure. 

Correspondents and videographers gather information and video up until the last minute.

Then there are a slew of technical aspects from the cameras to the control room that must operate flawlessly, not to mention a day's work of well-laid plans can easily be thrown out at the last minute to accommodate breaking news.

Shoshannah Nuñez is the producer of CBN's Faith Nation.

Today on the CBN News Daily Rundown she explains how she spends her days, what drives her crazy, and why her job is perfect for adrenaline junkies.