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 Bolduan. Michaela 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."
Cuomo left ABC for CNN in January 2013. He recently reported for the cabler from the papal conclave in Rome and notably covered the most recent State of the Union address in D.C.
“This has been a rare pleasure for me,” Cuomo said. “Meeting Kate and Michaela on screen and off, I knew right away that this is my TV family.”
Bolduan joined CNN in 2007. She currently serves as co-anchor of The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer.
“It is a huge opportunity to work on this new show,” said Bolduan. “Knowing that we have the resources of some of the most experienced executives in the business, the backing of a brand like CNN, and to be able to sit alongside such great people as Chris and Michaela - I can't think of a better combination."
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