September 30th, 2010
12:22 PM ET
Yes, everyone, it looks like the rumors are true: Anderson Cooper is indeed moving to daytime.
The CNN host has signed a deal for an hour-long daily daytime show that is set for national syndication in Fall 2011, according to a statement. The aim of the show is to cover the stories everyone’s talking about around the “water cooler,” and will focus on everything from social issues to pop culture, human interest pieces to trends and events.
On top of hosting this new daytime show, Cooper will still man the desk on CNN's “AC:360” weeknights at 10 p.m.
By interviewing a mix of celebs, newsmakers and real people on the daytime program, Cooper aims to “create a daily destination for multiple generations of women looking to be informed and entertained, gain perspective, and stay connected to each other and the world around them,” the press release said. He’s also expected to host town hall meetings on engaging topics like race and infidelity.
“Over the course of the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of daytime programs,” Cooper said in the statement. “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."
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