Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan to Co-Host CNN Morning Show

Entertainment Mar. 28, 2013 AT 11:30AM
Kate Bolduan and Chris Cumo will host CNN's morning show. Kate Bolduan and Chris Cumo will host CNN's morning show. Credit: CNN; Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images

A new morning show is coming to CNN! The network announced Thursday, March 28 that Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan will be co-hosts on the new show premiering this spring. In addition, Michaela Pereira will join CNN as news anchor.

"This has been a rare pleasure for me," said Cuomo, 42, who joined CNN in January after leaving ABC's 20/20 and Good Morning America, where he served as news anchor from 2006 to 2009. "Meeting Kate and Michaela on screen and off, I knew right away that this is my TV family."

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Bolduan, 29, who has previously worked as a Congressional correspondent for the network, said, "It is a huge opportunity to work on this new show. 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."

"I couldn't be more excited to join the CNN family and have the opportunity to be part of a brand new morning team," added Pereira, 42, joining CNN from KTLA Morning News. "As a veteran of morning television being part of this new endeavor is a dream come true."

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The new morning show will broadcast from CNN studios in NYC. Jim Murphy has also been named senior executive producer, and Matt Frucci will act as executive producer.

"I've been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN," said President of CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide, said in a statement. "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."

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According to The New York Times, the new show will replace Soledad O'Brien's show, Starting Point. O'Brien, 46, announced in February she would be leaving her morning show and forming a production company.

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