Chris Cuomo Joins CNN

Categories: Cable News Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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January 29th, 2013

via press release:


Award-winning anchor and investigative reporter Chris Cuomo is joining CNN. He will have a major role in a new CNN morning show and across the network, anchoring and reporting on major events, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide.


“Chris is an accomplished anchor who is already an established name in morning television, as well as a widely respected investigative journalist,” said Zucker. “What I love about Chris is that he is passionate about every story he tells, never forgets about the viewer, and represents the type of journalism that makes CNN great.”


“This is a fantastic opportunity to do what I value the most and hopefully to do the work that I do best,” said Cuomo. “While it’s very difficult to leave ABC News, a place filled with people I have loved working with for many years, I am excited about my future with CNN.”


Prior to joining CNN, Cuomo was co-anchor of the Emmy Award-winning ABC News newsmagazine  20/20 and chief law and justice correspondent for ABC News. In just the last year, he booked major interviews in the Madoff scandal, Rutgers student case, the John Edwards scandal, and with Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky’s victim No. 1. From September 2006 - December 2009, Cuomo was the news anchor for Good Morning America, and covered every major story at home and abroad during that time. Overseas, he was an embedded reporter in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Domestically, he distinguished  himself covering the continuing problem of shootings like Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, and the Pennsylvania Amish school shootings; hurricanes Katrina and Rita; the Sago Mine collapse, and the Minneapolis bridge collapse in August 2007.  Cuomo has been honored with numerous industry accolades for his investigative reporting including multiple Emmy nominations and awards, a Polk, a Peabody, two Edward R. Murrows, a Loeb and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award.


CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Cute! Put him in front of the camera.

  • RJ

    Seems as if ABC loses more reporters than any other network.

  • Kyle

    Jake Tapper and now Chris Cuomo. What’s going on at ABC…?

  • peggy

    If ONLY they would give Chris his own show…replace Piers Morgan. High time to send him back to London!!!

  • Hillbilly

    Wonder why he can’t get NBC’s folks? Still being loyal to them? Not even trying? He (Zucker)should try to get some FNC folks. Not that their any better, just to take a jab at FNC. :)

  • clinging to my god

    Poor Soledud…what’s Obummy gonna do without his best girl….well there’s still Roland, fat and not as pretty, but he’ll do…

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