Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Set to Host CNN's New Year's Eve Again
The duo are reteaming once more after the network fired Cooper's co-host Kathy Griffin in 2017 for posing with what appeared to be a decapitated Trump head.
CNN on Tuesday announced that Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will host the network's upcoming New Year's Eve celebration in New York for a second year in a row, while Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will do their part in the Central time zone.
"Getting to ring in the New Year with Andy is a total joy and I can’t wait for the big night!" Cooper said in a statement, while Cohen remarked, "Who would’ve thought 25 years of friendship would lead to an almost-tradition of co-hosting New Year’s Eve on CNN!?"
Added Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host, "I’m so excited to spend New Year’s with my friend again and promise not to complain about the bitter cold!"
CNN's New Year's Eve show first aired 11 years ago and, up until May 2017, was previously hosted by Cooper and his former friend Kathy Griffin. Griffin was fired from her post last spring after she posed for a controversial photo in which she was shown holding what appears to be the decapitated head of President Donald Trump.
Griffin apologized, but later retracted any expression of remorse. Cooper publicly condemned Griffin for taking the photo and the comedian has since revealed that her friendship with the CNN anchor ended because of the scandal.
CNN will live-stream New Year's Eve coverage, without requiring log-in to a cable provider, on Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-1:05 a.m. ET.