Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan Set For CNN’s New Morning Show

 


Ex-Good Morning America news anchor and 20/20 co-host Chris Cuomo won't be able to hit the snooze button for much longer. Cuomo has been tapped to co-host CNN's new morning show with Kate BolduanMichaela Pereira, late of KTLA Morning News, will serve as news anchor for the program.

"I've been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN," said President of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker in a press release. “Chris, Kate and Michaela are a dynamic team that will give our viewers in America a new way to start their day. We were floored with excitement when we saw Chris and Kate together on screen, and by adding Michaela to the mix we feel we have something very special. We believe there is an opening to do news in the morning with a fresh, new voice."

Report: Jeff Zucker Doesn’t Want Ann Curry at CNN!


Ann Curry can’t seem to catch a break these days. Despite reports CNN was eyeing the former Today co-host for a gig, TMZ is reporting the cabler's head honcho Jeff Zucker is not interested in Curry! A source told TMZ:
Ann has been sainted because of what happened to her [on "Today"].  The fact is ... she definitely can't carry a prime time show.

Could Jeff Zucker Land Ann Curry For CNN?


Is Jeff Zucker already trying to bring some of his old Today magic to ratings-impaired CNN? According to the New York Post, Zucker wants to bring Ann Curry to CNN’s 8 p.m. hour, as a lead-in for Christiane Amanpour. Reportedly,
“Jeff wants a headliner like Rachel Maddow or Bill O’Reilly in prime time,” a source says. “He cannot allow the low ratings at CNN to continue . . . so he can’t hire a nobody. Curry fits that CNN-smarty-pants-foreign-affairs type.”


 

Is Jeff Zucker Headed For CNN?


In October, Deadline reported Jeff Zucker, former CEO of NBCUniversal and Katie executive producer, was among the possible contenders to take over ratings-challenged cable news channel CNN. Now The New York Times is reporting the four-month search is focusing on Zucker.
Several news executives close to Mr. Zucker said this week that they believed he had been chosen to run CNN, and they expected the appointment to be announced soon. People close to the Time Warner chief executive, Jeffrey L. Bewkes, also identified Mr. Zucker. A Time Warner spokesman declined to comment.

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Jeff Zucker Chats Up Katie Couric Talk Show


Now that ABC’s deal with Katie Couric, to host her own talk show, is a done, longtime Couric friend and former NBCUniversal president and CEO Jeff Zucker is talking about their upcoming project.  The Hollywood Reporter filed this report from Promax BDA, where Zucker appeared with CNN’s Ali Velshi at a Q&A session.
“I think Katie is a unique brand in television. The mere fact that we can just say, 'Katie,' and everyone knows who you’re talking about is evidence of that fact. I think what people have missed for a long time is the Katie who was part of …the Today show and who is big enough to have fun and be serious all in one show. That’s really what you’ll see [on her talk show]. That’s what her brand is. It’s a brand that has credibility and fun. Our hope is we take that into that program. It’s a tremendous opportunity.”


Zucker was also asked about the disastrous Jay Leno primetime experiment.