Chris Cuomo moves to primetime — for good

Cuomo Prime Time is returning this spring — for good, the network announced today.

The New York Times first reported the news.

“The show will feature Cuomo’s signature in-depth one-on-one interviews that test politicians and newsmakers on their positions, as well as analyses of news of the day and the latest breaking news,” a CNN spokeswoman said.

John Berman will shift over to New Day alongside Alisyn Camerota and move off of CNN Newsroom.

Poppy Harlow, who is currently on maternity leave, will solo anchor Newsroom, which she currently co-hosts with Berman from 9:00-11:00am.


Camerota: Zucker lets me do journalism, unlike Ailes’ Fox News

CNN morning co-anchor of New Day, Alisyn Camerota, candidly spoke with the Daily Beast about the Parkland, Florida school shooting, and the difference between working for CNN boss Jeff Zucker and the late Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

Camerota, who had worked for Ailes for sixteen years, told the Daily Beast that at CNN, unlike at Fox, she had no direction from top management on how to approach news stories.

She said, “I got a real education at Fox from being around so many conservatives and you know, having my antenna attuned to bias, in either direction.”

Yet CNN is much better, she says. “But, obviously, the big way that it’s different is that Roger Ailes had a very particular mission statement. Roger wasn’t a journalist. Roger believed in good TV and presenting what he thought was the counterbalance to what he called ‘liberal media.’ So that’s not what journalism is. I’m just so struck every day by, now, all the stellar journalists that I work around. And it’s freeing not to have to conform to a mission statement like that.”

“Jeff Zucker is never telling me how I have to do a story or what questions I have to ask or what questions I have to not ask. Never,” she concluded, saying that Ailes did just that.


Staff couldn’t be happier that Kate Bolduan is on maternity leave (report)

A new report out from RadarOnline, citing sources, says that while CNN’s At This Hour and CNN International’s State of America anchor Kate Bolduan had her last day on Friday to prepare for maternity leave, CNN staff couldn’t be happier.

“Staffers and crew couldn’t be happier,” one of the gossip site’s sources said.

“This pregnancy has been the worst — she has been rude and at times explosive to everyone in her path.”

Of course, during her last maternity leave, she lost her gig on New Day and was replaced by Alisyn Camerota.

“She seems very unhappy most days snapping at people on set and just being overbearing.”

According to our own sources, Dana Bash, Joe Johns, Paula Newton and John King are slated to fill-in for her on State of America.


Alisyn Camerota to host Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America

CNN morning anchor Alisyn Camerota is going to host a town hall event, Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9pm, featuring her former colleague, Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson, activist Anita Hill, activist Tarana Burke, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, actress Jessica Barth, and former Congresswoman Mary Bono.

According to the press release, guests will take questions from Americans across the country who have been impacted by sexual harassment and discuss effective measures that lead to sustainable change in the workplace.

HLN host S. E. Cupp hosted a special about harassment about two weeks ago, which Camerota took part in as well.


David Gregory anchors on CNN this morning

New Day‘s political analyst David Gregory this morning wore a different hat: he anchored the morning broadcast, alongside regular anchor Alisyn Camerota.

Chris Cuomo, fresh off of his Wednesday night DNC debate in Atlanta, was off Friday morning. He co-anchored New Day from the CNN Center Thursday morning.

CNN president Jeff Zucker was said to be “very close professionally and personally” with Gregory, according to the Post back in 2014, when it was rumored he may join CNN.


Dave Briggs debuts on Early Start

CNN’s newest anchor hire, Dave Briggs, made his debut this morning on Early Start, sitting alongside Christine Romans. Previously this week, CNN correspondents Ana Cabrera and Boris Sanchez were filling in before the new morning duo made their debut.

Alisyn Camerota, who formerly hosted Fox’s weekend show with Briggs, tweeted, “Don’t adjust your sets. It’s not 2012 and you’re still watching CNN.”
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At the end of the 4am hour, Early Start aired a segment on the introduction of Briggs to the team:


Carol Costello gets emotional CNN sendoff

Carol Costello, who announced on Monday she would be leaving CNN and moving to Los Angeles and joining HLN, had a emotional sendoff on CNN.

When Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota tossed to Costello in the 9am hour, they noted it would be the last time they would be doing so, and wished Costello the best at HLN.

Costello’s team put together a video of goodbyes from her colleagues, along with clips from some of her interviews and reports.

Beginning Monday, the 9am-11am hour will be a dual-anchored CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and John Berman.


Former Fox & Friends anchor Dave Briggs joins CNN

The revolving door continues: former Fox & Friends Weekend anchor and NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs, 40, will join CNN in February as the co-anchor of Early Start alongside Christine Romans.

He left the Fox morning show in late 2012, and has also served as a CNBC contributor since his time there.

Briggs will be joining his former colleague, Alisyn Camerota, at CNN.