CNN’s Anderson Cooper Heads to Daytime

CNN personality Anderson Cooper has signed a deal to host a one-hour daily syndicated talk show from Warner Bros. Domestic Distribution. Targeted to launch in fall 2011, the planned topical hour of talk will cover social issues, human interest stories, trends and events, pop culture and celebrity and up-to-date news.  
 
“Over the course of the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of daytime programs,” said Anderson Cooper. “It’s fun and interesting to work in daytime television. The format is unique and you can really go in-depth on a wide range of fascinating and compelling stories. With this new program I hope to relay important information and relate to people and the audience in a completely different way. It’s an exciting opportunity to show another side of myself and create something worthwhile and special in daytime.”
 
“There is a great opportunity in the marketplace for this type of show,” said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Fall ’11 begins a transition period when long established franchises are leaving the air and making way for a new generation of shows. Anderson Cooper is one of the most distinctive voices of the next generation of television. His popularity and skills uniquely position him to be the next big syndication franchise.”