Anchors Away: NBC And CNN Send Hosts On Citibike Adventures

By Alex Weprin Comment

Great minds, as they say.

Let’s say that you are a producer for a morning TV news program. You want your hosts to seem likable and fun. They should be having a good time together, like normal people do. What do normal people do?

If those normal people live in New York City, they are probably trying out the Citibikes, the new public bikeshare system that launched last month in the city.

The result: to close out the 9 AM hour yesterday, Natalie Morales, Al Roker and guest-host Carson Daly rode out of the studio and onto Rockefeller Plaza on the bikes (see photo above).

Meanwhile, it appears as though CNN has decided that a great way for “New Day” hosts Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira to bond on-camera would be to citibike around the Columbus Circle area:

That segment doesn’t appear to have aired yet, but we will let you know when it does.

Alright “CBS This Morning,” “Good Morning America,” “Fox & Friends” and “Morning Joe,” the ball is now in your court. If there isn’t a Charlie Rose/Steve Doocy pedal race down 8th ave, we will be sorely disappointed.