6:55am PT by Erin Carlson
Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan to Co-Host New CNN Morning Show
CNN has tapped Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan to host a new morning show slated to premiere in the spring.
In addition, Michaela Pereira of KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles has joined the cable network as the New York-based program's news anchor. Jim Murphy boards as senior executive producer and Matt Frucci as exec producer.
"I've been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN," CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in a statement Thursday. "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 onscreen, 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 moved over to CNN from ABC in January; at ABC, his was co-anchor at 20/20, news anchor for Good Morning America and ABC News chief law and justice correspondent. At CNN, he's covered events ranging from the papal conclave to the State of the Union.
Bolduan, who's been with the channel since 2007, co-anchors The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and is one of CNN's congressional correspondents.
"It is a huge opportunity to work on this new show," she said. “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."
Added Cuomo: "This has been a rare pleasure for me. Meeting Kate and Michaela onscreen and off, I knew right away that this is my TV family."