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.


HLN’s Coy Wire is going to be a dad

CNN/HLN sports correspondent Coy Wire is going to be a dad! The HLN sports correspondent is away in South Korea for the Winter Olympics, but over the weekend, his CNN Center family threw his wife a baby surprise baby shower.

During his appearance on New Day with anchor Chris Cuomo and guest anchor Erica Hill, Cuomo said, “There is other news.”

Hill agreed, “Other news — Coy, you put some news out on social media about a development for your family.”

“They are expecting a baby girl, a name is picked — Wrenn,” Cuomo dished, “the baby comes in April. Coy Wire, this is going to be the best moment of your life!”


Cuomo Primetime comes to an end

Now that January has come and gone, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s “limited run” primetime series focusing on President Trump’s first year in office has come to a conclusion.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter to promote Cuomo Primetime, when asked if this was a trial run (and this is the second go around that the show has aired), Cuomo replied, “I have no ambition beyond what I’m doing right now [anchoring New Day].”


Breaking news? Chris Cuomo goes to as many as THREE gyms

This is CNN breaking news… New Day and Cuomo Primetime anchor Chris Cuomo goes to not one, not two, but THREE gyms to work out!

Okay, so assuming you’re rolling your eyes like I am (which, you are) — who the heck cares?

A few weeks ago, The New York Times’ style vertical did a puff piece on the CNN anchor that I chose to ignore, highlighting how Cuomo looks buff without bodybuilding.

“My day is a lot of the grind and motivation for the grind,” he told the Times.

Fast-forward a few weeks, and the New York Post’s Page Six has a nothingburger on Cuomo: he doesn’t just go to one or two gyms, but a third, as well!

“CNN’s ultrafit anchor Chris Cuomo needs more than one or two gyms to stay in tiptop shape. Cuomo, who recently told the NY Times that he trains at CrossFit or Asphalt Green, is often seen at the Equinox on Columbus Avenue at 67th Street,” reports the Post.


Trump doesn’t watch CNN. But he watches The Van Jones Show

For a president who claims to not watch CNN, President Donald Trump is constantly offering his opinions on CNN’s programming, from the morning show New Day to his favorite adversary, Don Lemon of CNN Tonight.

On the debut episode last night of The Van Jones Show, host Jones had on star Jay-Z.

“Everyone feels anger,” Jay-Z said, referring to Trump’s “shithole” comment about African countries. “After the anger, it’s really hurtful because he’s like looking down on a whole population of people. You are so misinformed because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything.”
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Even though that point was made: “To give him a little bit of credit too, he is somebody who is now saying, look, I’m growing — I’m dropping black unemployment. Black people are doing well under my administration.”


Chris Cuomo under fire for calling Indian-American Raj Shah “Raj whatever-his-name-is,” says it “won’t happen again”

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo came under fire this morning for calling White House prinicpal deputy press secretary Raj Shah “Raj whatever-his-name-is.”

“Remember… we went to the White House when it happened, Raj whatever-his-name-is didn’t back off the words,” Cuomo said, as flagged by The Daily Caller, about President Trump’s remarks on calling Haiti a “shithole.”

Perhaps between hosting three hours of New Day every morning and for four weeks, hosting an hour at night, Cuomo Primetime, is taking its toll on Cuomo.

On Twitter, Cuomo half-apologized, saying, “Sorry for the mistake, Raj. Won’t happen again. Please know that you are welcome to come on the show anytime.”


Chris Cuomo isn’t against having Trump advisor that was escorted off Jake Tapper’s set on his show, but it’s “up to the bosses”

No one is off-limits for Cuomo Primetime, the “temporary” 9pm show slated to run for about 4 weeks, hosted by Chris Cuomo, he said in an interview today with The Hollywood Reporter.

Senior Trump advisor Stephen Miller appeared on State of the Union with Jake Tapper this past Sunday, and when things got heated and Miller repeatedly avoided answering Tapper’s questions, he ended the segment, noting “I think I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time,” before going to commercial break. During that break, security reportedly had to remove Miller from CNN’s set.

But in Cuomo’s interview with THR, he said he wouldn’t mind having Miller on his show, despite that incident this past weekend.

“Whoever is relevant, I want on the show. In the moment, people who matter, that’s when you want them. … If I were doing it tonight, I would tell Stephen Miller, ‘You know, you want to come on, get after it, let’s get after it.’ Anybody around the president who’s close and can speak to his state of mind about what’s going on is fine. Yeah, I don’t have any problem with that.”

Cuomo added, “I mean, obviously some of these considerations are going to be up to the bosses, about their own standards of what kind of decorum and behavior is expected of a guest on television. But if it were up to me, I’m fine.”

Yes, CNN bosses may not want to have to have him removed again.

“Jake has every right to set standards of what he wants out of his guests on his own show. He knows what he’s doing. He’s a very smart guy. He’s done this a long time,” Cuomo concluded.

In the interview, he also said he will avoid the panel format that CNN has come to adopt for most of its programming. “There’s a lot of pandering, there’s a lot of punditry. A lot of panels. And I’d like to avoid all of those…”