The CBN News Daily Rundown


"You almost feel like you're in a war zone, with people coming and going and either exhausted or just looking really sober trying to figure out the best strategy for fighting these blazes," Reporter Heather Sells remembers about her time visiting a camp that housed the firefighters battling the Carr fire last year in Northern California.

This week, fires fueled by dry conditions and heavy winds have spread throughout California, displacing thousands. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown Sells explains what it's like to cover a wildfire, what's behind the deadly outbreaks over the last several years and what officials are trying to do to prevent them.


“For these guys, they’re saying, ‘Look, baseball is just what I do. My relationship with God is who I am,’” said CBN News sports reporter Shawn Brown.

The Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in game seven, Wednesday night, becoming the World Series champions for the first time ever. Brown is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a look at the Christian faith of some of the players who faced off in this year's series.  


“I think we should celebrate Kanye’s rebirth, his love of the faith, and his love of God, but let's just watch the fruit, what happens from here,” said Reporter and Studio 5 host, Efrem Graham.

On today's CBN News Daily Rundown Graham talks about why Christians are wary of celebrities who profess their faith publicly, the power of Kanye's platform and shares the latest on several other entertainment stories making headlines this week. 


“The ultimate goal for us as we cover this impeachment process is to just get as close to the truth as we can. I think right now that feels really fuzzy because we can’t have access to the hearings that are happening, we can’t see the lawmakers asking witnesses questions, we are not hearing directly from the witnesses themselves. We’re only hearing second-hand information from leaks,” Dana Ritter, CBN News Washington Bureau Chief said of the struggle to cover the impeachment inquiry thus far.

“As we get into the next phase of public hearings, it will be easier for us to do our job and sort through all of the spin and all of the noise to get to the actual bottom of what happened,” she continued.

Listen in to today's CBN News Daily Rundown as Ritter explains what’s different about how Democrats are handling this impeachment process and what she’s on the lookout for as it moves forward.



“It’s a sigh of relief but the war goes on,” says CBN News Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell of the news that US special forces killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Mitchell has witnessed first-hand the horrific legacy of terror left by al-Baghdadi—from UN refugee camps full of Baghdadi’s living victims to Yazidi mass graves full of the dead. He joins me on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


Last week contributor Chuck Holton sent the CBN News team an urgent message from Syria. It read simply, "pray."  

“They were shooting the ground all around us but nobody got shot and none of our vehicles got touched. There’s no question that the prayers that you all offered up when I asked you to pray were very effective,” Holton said as he recounts the story behind his request for prayer on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


Imagine having to make a decision that determines whether your child thrives or possibly dies. 

Having to decide what to do when keeping a commitment to your home government will certainly put your child on a path to deterioration.

CBN News National Security Correspondent Eric Philips brings us the story of a family in just that situation today on the CBN News Daily Rundown. 

To WATCH Eric's story that aired on the 700 Club click here.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren is holding steady at the top of the heap of Democrats running for president. Polling in Iowa shows her neck and neck with Joe Biden as Pete Buttigieg nips at their heels.

She recently spent time with Virginia voters at a town hall meeting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

CBN News Capitol Hill Correspondent Abigail Robertson traveled to the event and tells us what she saw today on the CBN News Daily Rundown.


Lights, camera, action!!! 

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.