Anderson Cooper Names Exec Producer From 'Oprah'
Lisa Morin, a producer from the Oprah Winfrey Show, will executive produce Anderson Cooper's new syndicated daytime show, Anderson, Telepictures announced Wednesday.
Morin joins Jim Murphy and Cooper as eps. It premeires Sept. 12.
"From the inception of this show, we knew we wanted to have a combination of producers from various genres to create a truly multi-dimensional show in order to capitalize on Anderson's broad range and the variety of topics we plan to cover to distinguish it in daytime," said Estey McLoughlin, president of Telepictures. "Lisa is one of the premier producers in talk television with a 15-year track record at Oprah. Her daytime talk experience perfectly complements Jim's morning show and news experience to create a great team to lead the show." PHOTOS: Hollywood's most powerful women
"Lisa is a remarkable talent and I am so happy that she is joining our team," said Cooper. "We want to create a really interesting, entertaining, and informative daytime program and Lisa has a terrific vision for the program and the experience needed to make it a reality. I am so excited to start working with her."
"The work I've done with Harpo over the past 15 years has prepared me for this next phase of my career," said Morin. "I couldn't be more excited to work with Anderson and I think there are sides to him that most people will be surprised to see. Not only is he a professional - he is sharp, charming and very funny. Anderson is going to bring a breath of fresh air to daytime."
"I truly believe Lisa rounds out our management team in the perfect way. Our talents and experience mesh perfectly and together we hope to make 'Anderson' the defining talk show in this new era," said Murphy.
Before Oprah, where she was most recently senior supervising producer (who often appeared on OWN's Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes), Morin worked on The Jenny Jones Show, The Home Show and Good Company. VIDEO: OWN's first promo