CNN President Jeff Zucker sent a quick note to staff this morning, filling them in on news of the new upcoming morning program that will replace Soledad O’Brien’s “Starting Point.”
He wrote: “I wanted to be the first to share with you all a very exciting announcement we are about to make about our new morning show. We welcomed Chris Cuomo to the CNN family last month, and we are now rounding out the team with our own Kate Bolduan, and welcoming Michaela Pereira from KTLA in Los Angeles. There will be much more news about this exciting new show in the weeks to come, but today’s announcement gives us a very strong start. Please join me in congratulating Chris and Kate, and welcoming Michaela to CNN.”
Per a press release, CNN announced today that Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan will co-host the network’s new morning show, which will premiere this spring. Michaela Pereira will join CNN from KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles, as the program’s news anchor. News executive Jim Murphy will oversee the program as senior executive producer, and Matt Frucci will serve as executive producer. The show will be broadcast from CNN’s New York City studios.
“I’ve been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN,” said Zucker.