Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan will co-host CNN's new morning show, the network announced on Thursday. Michaela Pereira will join as the show's news anchor.
"I've been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN," said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. "Chris, Kate and Michaela are a dynamic team that will give our viewers in America a new way to start their day."
Cuomo joined CNN in January, having formerly worked at ABC where his roles ranged from 20/20 co-anchor to "Good Morning America" news anchor. Since joining CNN he has led breaking news coverage from the papal conclave in Rome to the State of the Union address in Washington.
Bolduan joined CNN in 2007 and has co-anchored "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer since last year. She also contributed to "America's Choice 2012" and serves as one of CNN's congressional correspondents. Pereira joins from KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles.
"It is a huge opportunity to work on this new show," said Bolduan. "Knowing that we have the resources of some of the most experienced executives in the business, the backing of a brand like CNN, and to be able to sit alongside such great people as Chris and Michaela – I can't think of a better combination."
Jim Murphy will oversee the program as senior executive producer, and Matt Frucci will serve as executive producer. The move marks Murphy's return to morning TV after more than nine years of leading top national morning shows including as senior executive producer of "Good Morning America." He also served as executive producer of the "CBS Evening News" and the executive producer of "CBS This Morning."
Zucker expressed his thoughts on what he views as a winning team.
"We were floored with excitement when we saw Chris and Kate together on screen, and by adding Michaela to the mix we feel we have something very special," he said. "We believe there is an opening to do news in the morning with a fresh, new voice."
The show will air from CNN's New York City studios and is set to premiere this spring.
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Chris Cuomo is a great addition to CNN. He did a super job in Rome during the pope selection. I would like to see some other great journalists get a shot at daytime. Don Lemon, Fredericka Whitfield, Martin Savidge and Jim Lacosta are too good to be mainly on weekends or doing remote shots. They are far better than some of the pretty but "lite" journalists who have daytime jobs and say silly things and laugh too much. Giddiness and speculative comments are not examples of good journalism. Also, Christine Romans is amazing and did her best work with Ali Velchi. He really knew a lot about the finacial situation. Too bad he's gone,. Other top people gone are Kyra Philips and Erica Hill. Both had credibility. Jake Tapper seems solid and his show is getting better. Until CNN is more careful about reporting the TRUTH, it doesn't matter who is on the screen. They have lost so much respect and credibility since goofing up the health care supreme court result, getting so many facts wrong about the Newton shooting, overblowing the Benghazi "scandal" (even having a reporter break into the crime scene, steal a personal journal and publishing the contents!), and now the terrible Boston bombing reporting. Actually the jokes at the news media dinner last weekend were spot on. I was so disappointed in CNN's coverage of Benghazi because they constantly had Issa, King, McCain, Graham, Chavez and others on who were on a witch hunt before the election hoping to derail Pres. Obama but the voters didn't buy it. After the election they continued it to try to tarnish Hilary Clinton who they are scared to death of in 2016. Now they are bringing up Benghazi again. Pathetic. When the bombing occurred in Boston I wondered how long it would be until they blamed the administration. They never care about getting the facts or making systems better. They just want to blame the administration. Actually every time McCain, Graham and others open their mouths it probably brings more people to the Democrats because those guys are poster boys for the angry, white Republican party. Please CNN stop being so speculative and quit using your "sources". When ever Fran Townsend speaks of her "sources" or gives her opinion I turn the channel because she was a security advisor for Bush!!! Nuff said there. I used to like CNN but need to see some hard facts, solid journalism and credible anchor men and women before I become a follower again.
The problem was not that Soledad was contentious. The problem was that in a one on one live interview, she seemed scripted, resorting to scripted soundbites and superficial. Her forte is feature journalism. I wish her well, while I am glad that CNN is making a fresh start.
Soledad was engaging. A straight talker. I really believe the new show leaves much to be desired. Bring her back!
CHRIS CUOMO HANDS DOWN
she can't bring in ratings......chris Cuomo does
Chris Cuomo and his team will do a great job.
I personally love new face of the cnn morning. Fresh looking anyway.
Are looks criteria in the choice of CNN women TV announcers?
you have too have intelligence, accuracy and they want good looking people delivering the news....
if they were ugly, nobody would watch.
i am so happy we will be seeing a new team on CNN-good luck too the new morning show!!!!!!
So happy Chris Cuomo is in charge now....the morning show will be a hit....
Soledad might be a lovely person privately, however I stopped watching the show because of her. The constant interruptions on her part to get her own point across ruined it for me! Now that she is gone, I will tune in again! – @Marita.
and so happy he's with the network-
i'm so happy chris is there.
he's so hot...
Not interested. No more CNN, or ever, most of the time.
'why do i feel like both anchor women are in trouble this evening...
It is important too speak the truth and that's why Kate is there.....looks and accuracy
Growing up on Spiderman comics led me to appreciate good news reporting. It is important to take good pictures for journalism. I guess that woman that is to be a new face could also be a weather girl. Weather girls are attractive. However, it is important to speak the truth because that makes good reporting. They said the new faces knew how to ask the hard questions. Let us hope they show the paparrazi that the news are not to be taken lightly.
and that's why we speak the truth....happy easter
I could be wrong.
everyone does know the truth now...enjoy the sunny day.
i hear Cuomo is cracking down on invasion or privacy and hacking....good for him....
good looking, provides the news...kate has the personality and is a hit wherever she goes and why because she is what the public wants and why men like her....I made a great name for myself at my previous firm and will be a hit at my next firm and why because I still have it.....
kate is young and she's got it and will carry it with her forever...Cuomo needs a reporter next too him that
a. does not embarrass him
b. does the job
c. makes a great impression, fashion is a huge part for women in this industry and kate has it all.
Kate is a secure woman and will be the best in news and a perfect role for young women in business.....
they are smart, they know how too dress and most of all deliver accurate news accurately....we need too follow these women as role model in terms of ambition, career and beauty...they have it all....
Chris Cuomo is the best we have in news today...i wish him only success.....Kate has the spark, delivers the news and she is what the public still wants===soledad had her time in the sun....bye dear.
kate is the girl now....best of luck my dear!!!
that's the news.....
i want young or older ambitious people giving me the news - what the heck do i care about hard news. i want accuracy and i can't stand attention monger anchors....they deliver nothing. kate and chris will deliver....
that is what i want in the morning....put those heels on girls and deliver accurate news...YOU GO KATE...
Not interested...i want bright happy faces delivering the news....at my age i still look good and have been told i still have it.....this is what we want.....the news has sucked in 10 years....i want bright, happy, accurate news in the morning....who gives a crap about hard news that's is never right.....i want honest news in the morning not attention
Who cares about hard core news....i want accurate news...
that's the core and guts of TV....heck i'm 50 and I am still a popular woman....you need too have the passion, work ethics, love for your job and love for the people....once you express this too the public you will receive ratings...if you personality sucks your received negative feedback and in turn no ratings...
At my age we can spot people who have the eye of the tiger....kate has it...Chris is in his 40's and still has it...
i want them delivering the news in the morning–what do i care about hard news....i want ACCURATE NEWS.
She is not a slack and she is a perfect representation for chris....she is professional and does her job instead of telling everyone what they should be doing...she just does it...
She's young and has the spunk that people want in TV....this hard news is a BUNCH OF CRAP...most of the hard news today is unreliable too the public..i want my news light and accurate in the mornings...
Awesome, I can now watch KTLA Morning news again. CNN can have Pereira.
much more fun and less drama
a. does not embarrass him
b. does the job
c. makes a great impression, fashion is a huge part for women in this industry and kate has it all.
Kate is a secure woman and will be the best in news and a perfect role for young women in business.....
I also love clothing tips, new make up ideas, dancing and other fun in the morning, cooking ideas....
sorry I can't do THAT news ... I find it boring....all the best too chris cuomo
I love look good, I love being fashionable for the man I date and he loves it too....the news provides me with great fashion and makeup tips.....I could give an eff about the news until 8 or 9 am....
I need fluff in the morning...
We want fashion, we want too share good cooking ideas with others and we want a lighter simple news we don't give a crap about hard news until around 9am-- we love fashion...I could watch it 24 hour a day...
those girls on Pix have big breasts...
it was best too bring chris Cuomo in....he has a better reputation....
we need some light fun in the morning
soledad doesn't draw ratings...
she is a boring dud and ratings were not good.....Chris can pulls this off and will...
I am happy he has this new morning show and he will send the ratings through the roof.....Soledad had her moment too shine and it didn't work anymore....Go Chris
I want the news yet I want too ease into the day.....channel 11 is perfect...
Light fun and a great way too start the day.....Soledad is a done deal...nobody wants boring news in the morning its too early-I need an hour or 2 too settle in....
we want fun WPIX hands down
Have been a dedicated viewer for many years. Nothing against Chris or Kate but have a feeling that's going to change. There's a reason many of us don't watch morning shows like GMA or Today. Don't care about the latest fashions, don't care about cooking recipies, don't care about celebrity gossip. We just want the hard news reported by intelligent, reputable journalists. Sounds like the beginning of the CNN Entertainment Network. Thanks Mr. Zucker...
I want s**x in the morning....I doubt any man wants that news first thing in the morning...
you get the hard news you need and the morning fun....that's the station for me
they do fashion, news and all the reports have big breasts...
Soledad was not good for ratings.....chris cuomo draws in ratings...
so glad chris cuomo decided to leave the other station
get going soledad....everyone needs a fresh start
Your not good at it...
chris cuomo is upsetting at times o n his show...but i still want to be around his morning energy....please keep the show fresh ..
Take care soledad...your rich you'll find other things too do.
great news!!!! love the new morning show and so happy chris is giving cnn a try.
I can't wait too see him every morning...
the world is trying to figure that one out also...
I was wondering what too Ted so long to get rid of Soledad. I liked it when she was with the other O Brian, he was sent to pasture and she became the star...? UH?
I am so proud of chris finally branching out and starting a new show...
good bye soledad....time for a change.
congrats too chris and the new morning show we are very proud of him -
Just give us the hard news reported by reputable, intelligent journalists like Soledad. Serious people want serious news. Not another copy of GMA or Today.
I stopped watching cnn when bill hemmer left and switched to Fox to watch him at 8am
Chris Cuomo needs a more calming station too be with and cnn is the best choice for now.
We wish Soledad nothing but the best.
Good Luck too you
So... what will be the focus of the show – news? analysis? features? What is the show called? When will it be on? Is it truly a "new show," or just a re-tooled current one? Is CNN so confident in the personalities of their on-air talent that the content or focus of the show is irrelevant to a story about a new show? I read this article, I see priorities that are diverging further and further away from my own as a news consumer. Namely: News Information. Content I'll be looking for elsewhere.
I laughed this morning as i read this. CNN is simply a product with a singular out dated format. No matter how much they "shake" things up, this company is not about real news. It's in the same category as FOX. There are far better news sources available online and twitter is better, faster and "with the times" for late breaking news.
CNN thinks this is a pageant show and loads up and pretty faces with little journalistic integrity and substance. CNN wake up, you're out of touch, fresh talent is needed not the recycled shuffle that the over educated one idea minions keep trying and failing at. Clean house and revamp, or keep falling behind. Start with the afternoon shows, they're horribly boring and wanting!!!
no more Soledad...hello MSNBC!!!!!!!
No more Soledad...hello CNN!
When she said Whitney H was a role model she lost all credibility. Yes the same Whitney H that was into coke big time.
No more Solidad .. hello Al-Jezzera !!!
however Whitney was a tool....
Wonder what happens to Berman now. I hope he sticks around, I like him.
Berman would have made a great anchor for this show..
II think they should get rid of Robin Meade. She has a smoker's voice, an annoying laugh and terrible taste in music.
Yeah, but she's one hell of a tap dancer and can really if you ask her politely.
My take away was that they look good together, put them on TV. Not at all interested CNN.
Loving all the pale faces...
Where do I sign up for more cable TV???
I guess I am done with CNN in the morning and I will go back to the Today show. I will still watch A Cooper in the evening but this it for me. I have watched for 10 years.
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I agree. Boring. To me Chris Cuomo is the world's most boring person. I guess you don't need a personality to be on TV in the morning.
its time for soledad too go....
It's time for a change! I hope it works.
See ya Soledad.
Great name – Soledad.
at least chris cuomo will get some sanity with the new co-host
Fine with me either way. I do not have cable.
everyone knows Kate knows...that's the problem
your addicted too a tool and from the analysis you can't stop.....
I know their first lead topic: "Hooking up with underage teenage Victoria Secret Models- Inside edition", guaranteed to get the ratings, while adding nothing except $$ to the sponsors.
Modern News at it's best!
Just what CNN needs... more morning-style cr@p. /wrists
I can't believe Soledad is being replaced! Especially by Kate Balduon!
What are you talking about? O'brien has never been anything but a phony two-bit hack transparently toeing the "Progressive" line like a brainless little high school girl. Good riddance! Time for a change.
Soledad went to Harvard, she's hardly a "brainless little highschool girl." It's a scary trend in this country where people have stopped respecting education and experience...replaced instead by "feelings" and "gut instincts."
We're going backwards people!
Gotta be sweet to be a no-talent son of a former governor. Just like kardashian's daddy who defended the guilty Simpson. Great country, America...
What are the odds? Some kid named CUOMO is somehow qualified to be a talk show host on national tv.
That's simply known as the lucky sperm club. Period. Ive seen this kid on tv. nothing special and limited talent.
Way to go Mario.
Michaela is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Black Journalists Association of Southern California, and American Women in Radio and Television. She is also active with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Cool! So now we can hear about "being black" (O'brien) from someone who actually IS black. Refreshing!
I'm constrained to think that Erin's partisan inclinations is begining to hurt her barely- average programs. She projects questions that pre-emprt predictable responses; you would think she was Romney's campaign manager in the recent elections. Resentfu, time to take a closer look.
I'm sticking to my local morning news. They just tell me what's going on in my county and the world. And they take plenty of breaks so they won't be the only ones to enjoy the sounds of their own voices.
Chris Cuomo is a tool. During the Conclave, he did nothing but make bad jokes about the Papacy. Mind you, this tool is from a "long line of Catholics".
I WILL MISS SOLEDAD, Is zorreida next?... ZUCKER IS AN IDIOT!..........SOLEDAD IS FEARLESS , SHE IS THE ONLY MORNING SHOW I WILL WATCH. I WILL WATCH MSNBC NOW THAT CNN IS TURNING INTO FOX!........IS IT ME OR HAS ALL THE NON WHITE ANCHORS BEEN DEMOTED AND OR FIRED!.......I LOVED CNN BECAUSE OF ITS DIVERSITY!........ZUCKER I HOPE YOU GET FIRED AFTER ALL CNN FANS STOP WATCHING BECAUSE OF YOUR STUPID ASS DECISIONS OR WERE YOU HIRED TO DO THE DIRTY WORK FOR SOME OTHER IDIOT?...... SO LONG CNN!.....GOOD LUCK SOLEDAD, I know you will be sought after ASAP!.......
As I glanced at this terribly-written press release, I wondered who could possibly be interested in this bit of news.
Now I see. The people who care and actually watch television "news" are the ones who TYPE IN ALL CAPS ON THE INTERWEBS!!!111!!!11
I hear that all new computer keyboards starting in 2014 will no longer have the caps lock button, because some people overuse it when blogging. There have been many complaints and the keyboard mfg industry has listened.
You're an idi0t. I tried, I really did, but I couldn't think of anything more appropriate to say to that nonsensical post.
I never watched the show (nor any other morning news), but I feel bad for Soledad. She actually held peoples feet to the fire and asked (gasp) follow up questions, like journalists used to.
But its all a numbers/ratings/money game, and CNN's Morning Show was not bringing in the money. Can this new team do it.
I would actually love to see a US version of Euronews. There are no on-air personalities, only news videos with voice overs commentating. No Ken or Barbie Dolls, shouting matches, or walk of the set theatrics.
Now that the election is over, you've outlived your usefulness. Off with you Solidad. There are others who will cover up his every misstep now.
Where was your critical eye for government and world politics when Bush was in office? This country is beginning to shine again even with the right desperately trying to rip it apart. Hold on to your antiquated hate, the world is passing you by..
Get rid of Piers Morgan.
You've given us so much especially this last week soledad....sorry you have too go....
Take care dear....enjoy your life in the news.....
Another morning show? I thing we had enough ! it is too many , I don't even watch not more shows in the morning not one is interesting to me !
Not I didn;t say this before this is not a duplicate....I say again ,I m glad Soledad is gone never watch her show ,seems to me she is racist I don't understand how can she be ,she is MIX but seems to me she was against the white race! she makes money alking and ranting about the white race ha!
Good bye Soledad...
Glad Erin is keeping her current time slot. Kate is cute enough, I expect this to be like a Today show. No hard news.
who the HELL is up this early to watch TV?????? I HATE TV.
I LIKE eating,watching cartoons and reading!
Wasn't it past your bed time when you posted that?
I will keep an open mind but if I had my "'drothers" I would prefer to see Carol Costello replaced and Ashley Banfield sent back to HLN. However I suppose that even though he was at least 20 years ahead of his time, Paddy Chayevskey, sorry about the spelling, got it right with NETWORK. News is now about ratings and sad to say CNN, which, in my opinion, had been one of the last holdouts for unbiased reporting has now "joined the mob" !
Carol C and Ashley B are great anchors. They are natural and unpretentious.
good luck soledad
Good bye Soledad and you're daily anger towards the issues of the news; Maybe CNN will have a Morning News Program.
good luck Soledad you were great morning news!!!!!!
No one cares.
Morning shows lost their relevance 20 years ago when news became replaced by mindless pap, overly "amused" faces and youtube videos that passed for news.
Amused to Death...It is what it is.
Hear, hear! Well said and agreed with!
i watch fox every morning
I used to watch cartoons in the morning as a kid...pretty much the same thing
i've been watching cartools all day today
we need new faces....
maybe you should try FOX?
Look at what they've done to your network Ted...
Calling for Serious News for Serious People
Really? Cuomo? Paleez. There's a reason he was kicked off GMA
Michaela Pereira is African Canadian.
Here in Canada, one of the beautiful things about us is we don't lump every coloured person into a category. Michaela has as much ties to Africa as a Chinese person born in China. She is not African Canadian, she's Canadian. Period. Cheers.
glad chris cuomo is on tap.....
we need light fun news in the morning....
Kate is cool but Cuomo is sooo awful. I can't wake up to that. Did anyone suffer through his Papal coverage? ughh..
Soledad was halfway tough and all the way smart...she made the morning show. I could stay with CNN in the morning, but not with Chris, NO Cuomo! (please!)
I'm trying to influence and inform my news source, CNN, of my opinion in the hopes of having programming I find more enjoyable. It's kind of the purpose of this forum. So I won't watch if Cuomo is around, or the girls are not serious enough, but in the mean time I'll continue to post here in the hopes of preventing that disaster. But of course you new all that NY, you just like to troll around these things and get snipey. That's cool, entertain yourself.
Mr. Zucker...CNN is a news network. Please stick to that format. The last thing viewers want or need is another fluff and enterainment morning show like Today or GMA. There are many of us that just want hard, factual news and don't really care about the lastest fashions, popular recipes or celebrity gossip the other morning shows dwell on. Big mistake in letting Soledad go! Consider adopting the slogan: "Serious news for serious people".
I second Mike, adopt the phrase "Serious News for Serious People."
Please don't start another fluffy morning program. That's how I'll wind up turning off the tv and tuning in to NPR or some other source. Soledad really was the right choice for this job...
I will third Mike! The problem is, there is no originality anymore. So copy and try to make this a celebrity based, pretty faced news channel. Imagine if someone who worked at CNN said, let stick with real news and did just that? Wow. Tabloids did their thing, CNN did news. Not world news in 2 mins, real news, changing hourly, not recycled from show to show, hour to hour. What a concept....
Soledad ... sorry your not with us....your "smart" you will find something else.
I ruise ships with backed upped toilets dominating their "news" for a week is so sad.I am afriad this new format will focus on the fluff and take CNN further away fro real reporting.
good luck soledad...we wish you the best now and forever
I like her style of reporting for a more in depth story. I agree, when I want bits of news, I just want the facts without an opinion. Carol Costello, the anchor in the show after Soledad's, is a bit too sarcastic, but CNN is the only station I listen to. So, I deal. Hey, I couldn't anchor at all!
@Smithsc – NOT TRUE. Solodad embraced her blackness after the Katrina disaster. She saw all those black people suffering and felt compelled to make a difference. I certainly agree with you on the how the news is presented these days and I too missed the days of getting the news and only the news only at 6pm and 11pm.
I hope this announcement means that Kate B. won't be doing the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer anymore. She is a very attractive woman, but I want more than good looks in my news presenter. She can't string a sentence together without fumbling over her words and she has a habit of interrupting Wolf, which is also very irritating. I use to be a loyal Situation Room fan but now I end up changing the channel after a few minutes because of Kate's delivery. Let Wolf anchor the news alone, please!
Michaela was horrible with KTLA and when she did the Rose Parade from Pasadena. Horrible! I can't believe that CNN would even consider her for an AM show. Actually didn't know CNN had a morning show. You think viewers weren't watching before, wait 'till she goes on the air. The public will change the channel to HLN or other quicker. What a waste!
@MyNY.. FYI only MyLA is my name and I'm not implying anything about her move from LA TO NY...
This must be an old picture of Michaela Perreira..completely different now. So she is leaving LA for NY job..not really a big fan of her but good luck!
Michaela Pereira was great on Internet Tonight on ZDTV years ago. How I miss that channel.
Good start. Now get rid of Piers Morgan and you will increase your viewer ship by 110%–
Piers Morgan is balanced and logical. He is one of my favorites. Some people that think that only American's can do anything and only the Old West way of thinking is the right way, might have a problem with him. Personally I think a lot of the old way of thinking is what is ruining America. We have to be progressive with our thinking or we get past by.
Great news about Chris Cuomo and his new morning show.
Ya Piers Morgan....is really bad...he needs to go back to that entertainment show where he came from....He doesnt even try to be balanced the recent gun issue...is a good example...deport him.....
glad we will have new people on board for news...
Not a good idea to replace Solodad (smart, personable, she has it all)! They keep doing this to her!! Are these the same lame executives from NBC after that Curry mess up??? If they didn't get fired they should have!!!!
they are cleaning house and bringing in new faces.....
bye Soledad....best of luck
How can they replace Soledad? She's the only one not afraid to ask the tough questions that no one else will ask. I'll be listening to NPR for my morning news from now on.
Geez! Do you like anybody?
Thank GOD the unbearable Soledad O'Brien is gone...I just may watch CNN's morning show now !
No kidding. Soledad has kept me from watching CNN in the morning for quite some time
Sorry, I will stick with "Washington Journal." The mornings are the best time to learn something.
I hate morning shows. They are for entertainment now news. Himbos and bimbos on all networks. Lets get some real news with real anchors. No giggling,no drama, no celebrity news. I agree. NPR and BBC are about the only place to get real news now. Viewers are to blame.
I agree about Erin Burnett off the air. Soledad did a great job, I will miss her. Also am glad that Chris is back on the air, now all you need to do is get Ann Curry over to CNN and I will be happy.
Hey! Whatever happened to NEWS in the morning. Sadly, I've left CNN in the mornings. I now listen to NPR. I can get actual news there not fluff and commercials every other sentence.
So CNN continues its decline into just another entertainment network. When Ted Turner was in charge, it was 24-hour news, and the best international news coverage in the business. Now, although the international division is still the best, the domestic division has become Entertainment Today, with a few Reality Shows mixed in. They seem to be desperately trying to make various people inot "stars" and you can easily watch CNN daytime for an hour or two without any hard news stories interfering with the "fluff." I knew when they started letting their "news anchors" plug their own CDs and books that they were no longer concerned with journalistic standards. Disgusting...
Wolf Blitzer needs to stop acting like there is a world crisis everyday. He is scary senior citizens. Wolf "chill a little". You working a little too hard to promote CNN.
Good one. My thoughts eactly, and what about his awkward tone of voice?
couldn't agree more
Chris looks so creepy in this photo
I agree. Is he wearing a mask?
Kate Bolduan is a winner as compared to Erin Burnett who is not IMO
I have been a loyal viewer of CNN since it signed on. Please, please, please vary your re-broadcasts of special reports (in particular "The Atlanta Child Murders" that were on again Sa/Su 3/23 – 3/24). I was hoping to catch a re-broadcast of "81 Minutes" and was dismayed that "The Atlanta Child Murders" were repeating again. Or, how about re-broadcast Jake Tapper's interview with Peter Bergen that aired this week (3/25)? I work full-time and miss some of the better interviews. I am so tired of seeing Piers Morgan repeats all night long. Thank you!
I agree to replace Piers Morgan. What about Steve Harvey? He is the number day talk show
Brooke Baldwin, not kate
Should have just given the show to Christine Romans or even Robin Meade; thrilled to see Soledad gone
Robin does just fine on Morning Express. Maybe Christie Paul or Susan Hendricks.
So glad I have a full time day job so I don't have to watch these stupid shows.
Too bad you fired the only journalist on your network Soledad O'Brien because she had the nerve to ask Republican's hard questions.
Now that Soledad is gone I may start watching CNN in the morning. Now if they got rid of the Wolf a might start watching in the afernoon.
I'll watch anything with Kate Bolduan.
Bolduan – you got that right – a breath of fresh air, she is......
Oh, gee, another piece of fluffy morning cräp. How about focusing on real news for a change?
Hey Jeff Zuckerberg: How about giving us the news? I don't care about chipper, cutesy anchors. I want facts and balance. Get back to basics (though with your background in entertainment and not news, I'm not optimistic)!
Roland Martin gone.....Soledad gone....One of the weekend brothers gone....Jeff Zucker doing his job...Great!...
Chris,more makeup,please !
Team Soledad all the way – love her hard hitting interview questions that are so obvious to viewers but other "anchors" afraid to ask – I see a "softening" going on – not sure I'll be watching CNN in the mornings anymore – I want to hear the NEWS not be entertained!
Agreed. Soledad was THE reason I tuned in to CNN mornings. This and their sympathetic attacker coverage of Steubenville OH made it clear...they're not on my priority watch list anymore.
"We were floored with excitement when we saw Chris and Kate together on screen," said Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide.
I like Chris, I like Kate, but oh my aching back, it sounds like the criterion for selecting them is the entertainment they'll provide. Once again, News takes a back seat to Show Time!
This is about the 10th different morning show in 3 years. CNN is pathetic! They should just let Robin Meade do the news....they're only worried about ratings right? Robin just does the news, without the stupid opinions...and she looks great doing it too! And CNN ruined the rest of Headline News anyway. The only time worth watching that channel is first thing in the morning.
Seems very retro – that could be good, but is probably bad. Retro morning show – with new tech – how intelligent and insightful for 1990. A new morning show with a similar format to other morning shows might make some money – there will be viewers if you have enough coverage – they are the media. It won't be enough to challenge Morning Joe – a ratings powerhouse for politics and top news, and a few other of the fluff morning programs. If they were tech and business focused with some in depth analysis – that would get me to change my viewing habits. Let's see what this powerhouse team brings to the morning table.
No way. Carol Costello or Alison Kosik. Don't fret, I believe Christine is staying.
Thank goodness.....I am so sick of Solidad
These days Mainstream News CNN,ABC,NBC,CBS,PBS, MSNBC Washington Post and New York Times , AND OTHER CEO's they are nothing but a bunch of 1960s and 1970s opinionated hippie radicals moved up into power and influence forcing their points of view.
Sooo happy Michaela Pereira is back on TV!!!!!!
Kate Bolduan .... YES!
I am liking this Michaela Pereira.
LOVE Chris Cuomo!! Can't wait!!
Good job cnn. More viewers for FOX means more people getting their daily dose of truth, so just keep sending your quickly dwindeling fan base over to the Fair & Balanced side
Hahahahahahahaha...viewers leaving to Fox News, hahahahahahahaha...
Boy, how brainwashed are you? Fair & balanced, and their daily dose of truth on freakin' Fox? You got to be the dumbest person on this earth. If you like a station, which is based on opinion rather than fact, have at it. You conservatives are like sheep. You believe everything that is fed to you, then try to pass it off as the truth. Sorry, my friend, there's this thing called the internet, and you can research anything about politics you want. You are very sadly misinformed if you think anyone with a brain would watch Faux News, unless you are watching for the comedic effect.
I am now glad i am in Greece and can not see any stations in the states
We are glad that you are there too.
That's what CNN needs to destroy what little credibility they have left. Ms Bolduan is a young, inexperienced broadcaster who has trouble reading a simple news update without tripping over her own words several times. Her claim to fame is sitting next to Wolf Blitzer (not that sharp anymore either) and repeating or agreeing with everything he says. Soledad O'Brien may not have the most sparkling personality but she is a good reporter and broadcaster and should have kept the morning show. Please, bring back Ted Turner to return CNN to its respected former self.
Yay! Liberals being replaced by more Liberals!
Will miss you Soledad. Really thought you earned your keep. Brilliant comeback. You sparkled as the morning host.
Unrelated: I am curious as to why Piers Morgan invites guests on his show and then does his best to shout them down. If we can't hear their viewpoints why even bother flying them to the Apple for a few minutes shouting match?
Well, he didn't yell at Oprah. (Wasn't THAT one a real stemwinder?) Maybe he only shouts at *little* people... I don't know. I don't watch CNN.
I like Soledad, but hated the change. Who wants to hear all those mouths that early in the AM? Not me. If I had the money I'd re do ANC, all news channel and actually do news and not spend hours on 1 story. Remember HeadLine news? It was news, weather, sports all in 1/2 hour. They recycled the stories and it worked, for people like me who just want news and don't consider celebs or the royal family news and I don't care what they did. That why you have that 2 minutes at the end to kill, with that nonsense. Morning shows suck and even BBC doesn't spend as much time on the royals as GMA does. So another program I won't watch but again these shows seem to be aimed at people who don't work...continue.
I also liked Soledad when she was a science reporter. But when she started to criticize an author when it became very apparant that she had NOT read the book, and then started to just read Democratic Press Releases I gave up. We used to watch her on the TVs in the Gym in the early morning, but everyone demanded that the station be turned to ANYTHING else. Headline News and local news got the call on all channels except for ESPN and Fox and VH1.
I will have to find a new morning show.. Fox?
HA ! Its a "show" alright !
Congrats Michaela! Been watching you for years on KTLA; your professionalism and intelligence has always been appreciated by your viewers. Best of Luck! LA will miss you!
Couldn't have said it better. I too will miss watching her on KTLA. She is likeable, smart and witty.
I hope this will be a change for the better.
I never really enjoyed Soledad style or show and stopped watching CNN in the mornings.
I realized recently that it wasn't just the mornings; there was some sort of spill over effect where I wasn't watching CNN much at any time of the day.
"...the manner in which Soledad asks the tough questions. Clearly they are looking for a morning show rather than a news-focused show..."
Perceptions clearly vary; before she took over the morning show, I had never thought of her as "asking tough questions" and I really had the impression that her show was because they wanted a morning-show instead of the morning news.
Solidade asking tough questions... that's a joke. She towed the liberial talking points very well and did her job to gain democatic votes buts she's a sad case of a reporter. Never had a good grasp of the facts from opposing view points only hers. I enjoyed the John Sununu smack downs.
Is it me or is Chris wearing more lip stick than Micheala in the pics above?
CNN : one-sided point of view C ensored N ews N etwork they are not fair at all anymore. Communist thinking.
These days Mainstream News Networks MSNBC,ABC,NBC,CBS,PBS, Washington Post and New York Times , AND OTHER CEO's they are nothing but a bunch of 1960s and 1970s opinionated hippie radicals moved up into power and influence forcing their points of view.
I saw a recent commentary about this intended change at CNN and apparently they have been concerned over the manner in which Soledad asks the tough questions. Clearly they are looking for a morning show rather than a news-focused show by choosing three non-threatening and inocuous characters as the front faces. It is a cowardly move putting her out of the lead seat; something I think they will regret within the first two weeks.
Soledad is one one of the best news reporters and interviews on TV period. She's got insight, integrity and a willingness to get THE REAL STORY. I just hope CNN isn't letting her go? If they do, they'll see their integrity slip big time.
I think Kate Bolduan is the game changer. She can make the show super or drag it down. Good luck!
BIG MISTAKE here, Soledad's show was fantastic as was her format. Can't imagine watching this.
Doesn't look all that promising to me. Just look at the quote from kate Bolduan: "Knowing that we have the resources of some of the most experienced executives in the business, the backing of a brand like CNN, and to be able to sit alongside such great people as Chris and Michaela – I can't think of a better combination."
Some of the most experienced executives... what? Anybody see any journalists around here? Didn't think so. I will miss Soledad.
Agreeing with the Carol Costello comment. When I'm home during the day I usually keep CNN on, but I turn off the sound when she's on so I can keep up with the news without having to listen to her pablum. She's so insipid it's disgusting. Every time she sighs and tilts her head about something in the news I want to scream at the TV that CNN needs to replace her with a real journalist. And I'm getting tired of Wolf Blitzer too. I actually enjoy political coverage, so I watch his show, but I should start a drinking game for every time he either reminds us all how important he is or every time he repeats words. "The Senate today passed - PASSED!!!! - the bill, and when we come back we'll have my interview with a senator - SENATOR - who supports the new law." I'd be drunk by dinnertime.
It's interesting that changes in CNN staffing is considered news that CNN should cover. It's also interesting that this important news is being covered in the CNN Entertainment section, which would be the appropriate section, since anything that you see on CNN is for entertainment purposes only.
umm, what happend to kiera chetry. yall tripping..
I am very sorry to see Soledad leaving the program. She is an excellent, charming yet tough journalist. I doubt I will enjoy my coffee watching CNN after she leaves.
Was Soledad asked to leave? I liked her too - just surprised if they didn't try to have Chris and her work together....This smells of politics - of no surprise with Jeff Z. running the helm....
kiera chetry please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know any of the background – did CNN want to do change for change sake? Was Soledad wanting a change so she could do more feature investigations? Oh well they say when things stop changing, one is dead
With all due respect to Michaela Pereira, she is nice but not a top-notch news anchor. I recall when KTLA first brought her on air and wondered what were they thinking. She lacks a dynamic on-air personality.
good luck CNN with your poor choices.
I disagree wholeheartedly. There is a reason that she has been on the show for 9 years and she is leaving on her own terms. You don't want a news anchor for a morning show. A simple talking head. Morning show anchors do not simply read the prompter and report on the news. You have to have the flexibility, knowledge and experience to talk about any topic, from fluff pieces about puppy adoption to hard hitting news about an abduction of a child. She brings that and a whole lot more.
Well I liked Soledad and tough questions she asked. So i guess i will be moving onto ABC or NBC or CBS whatever is out there. Not interested in this bunch at all.
CNN is completely going in the wrong direction. Just call it FOX Lite. I can't believe they would even consider changing Starting Point. Soledad O'Brien may well be the LAST tough as nails, call it like you see it, JOURNALIST CNN has. I and my partner will no longer be watching anything on CNN (everything else had already gone to crap) save for Anderson Cooper on NYE. Which, come to think about it, I'm sure won't be around anymore either.
Looking forward to more analysis and less banter. I hope I'm not disappointed.
Chris... you need to cut-back on the makeup and lipstick
Hey CNN: Will you please STOP. In recent memory, Kiran Chetry let go. CNN starts "Early Start" (News from A to Z, Ashleigh-Zoraida). Next thing, Ashleigh is somewhere else and John Berman becomes the co-host. Now there's all these new shows coming out. I don't care much what you do as long as: 1. Leave "Early Start alone. 2. Keep Carol Costello, Brooke Baldwin, Asleigh Banfield, Poppy Harlow, Alison Kosik and LEAVE ERIN BURNETT and OUTFRONT alone.
I quit watching after Kiran Chetry was tossed. Since then it's been back to C-Span.
I am sorry to see Soledad leave, I wish Kate all the best for success.
Reports are coming in that Soledad is to become the next Obama press secretary. The President was heard to say that she has basically been doing the job for several years, so it's only right that she should be appointed.
The problem is, ↑, that you think you are the political center. Everyone does. I do. None of us see media bias unless its presented outside of our acceptable range of what we view as being correct. This is the whole problem in trying to debate the issue of media bias. All media news these days has bias in it. If you think people like Soledad O'Brien are unbiased, then you are delusional. Her bias has been openly exposed in the past.
This will be a wonderful show, although I will miss Soledad's positive energy. More than that, I think it will be a severe blow to "The Situation Room"-Kate makes a perfect complement to Wolf on that show. I've never seen a better team, able to reach all demographics and discuss all topics with experience and insight. Poor Wolf!
Thank you CNN. Chris Cuomo is a hot way to start the day.
Looking forward to it, i like chris alot. Very smart guy. Shame they cant just bring back Kiran Chetry i reckon her and chris will be great together.
Of course, one step closer to an Authoritarian government, his Dark Prince brother controls the Government (NY currently & US in a few years) & he controls the media. Gotta love the USA, or whats left of it anyway...;-(
yet another right-wing, paranoid flake chimes in with the usual nonsense. Take off the tin-foil hat there, fruit-loop.
I suppose you can start off with a nice dance number, then get a Twitter vote thing going. Just wondering when the news will be presented. Does CNN believe we who watch all have a "dancing with the stars" mentality. You can say you have a great team, but they are just pretty.
I will not miss Soledad a bit. I am sick and tired of so-called "news programs" that in fact are nothing more than a political platform for someone with a grievance. I am so glad you are getting rid of her! She has NO objectivity! How about some PROFESSIONAL journalists for a change? Whatever happened to the CNN I remember during the Gulf War of 1991 when the real news was delivered by a real news channel?
Good riddance Soledad. No one wants to listen to an angry women first thing in the morning. The new anchors will improve CNN overall.
It is just my imagination or do all three of them have the same shade of pink lipstick on?
If the goal is to beat Fox News' morning show, consider it done....they are one clown short of a circus.
So very glad. A great combo. Really looking forward to this a.m. show.
I didn't even know Chris C. was a journalist. didn't he do a bunch of 20/20 garbage?
Chris C. needs a co-host that lightens his intensity – he needs to relax his eyes - maybe it is just the New Yorker in him or he is trying too hard. Best segment he has done was the 20/20 piece on hotel scams. I have given up on network morning shows for news; maybe I expected the wrong thing. Back to radio I go and listening to Rush for my entertainment.
CNN just gave me another reason to watch Morning Joe
Someone has clearly hurt your feelings. Who are you talking to?
Don't know these people, but if they're far left leaning and not "fair and balanced", nobody is gonna watch. Just like now. You guys used to be a great place to get the news, but since Jane Fonda, you lean way left and don't report a lot of stuff.
can't do cnn every day....its mostly mixed up air information...i need fox at times....
I wish they would give Brianna Keilar more airtime and maybe host a show. She is gorgeous, smart and reports the news very well.
Poppy Harlow and Brooke Baldwin.
I've always like Soledad; I like John Berman, and I think their format is interesting. I hope Soledad will continue to do specials or some reporting for CNN. It's my favorite Cable station.
Soledad is wonderful, and probably too smart for CNN. I read she'll do specials, etc.
I am happy to see this change. Soledad is a smart lady but I found her very rude to people at times.
That is what made Soledad good, she was not rude, but confrontational. she would not let any politicians get away by not answering her questions. I bet, you won't see that with these new people. In order to be a good journalist, you have to take risks in your reporting. and apparently CNN doesn't want its reporters to come out and challeging the people that they interview.
I don't disagree with you, she was good at that. I just feel she went over a line quite often and was very rude with people with whom she disagreed. BTW, I agreed with her positions most of the time including the times she was rude.
Soledad was only confrontational with those who opposed her pro-Obama views. She wasn't even good at hiding her bias, unlike other journalists.
I'm going to miss Soledad :( Nobody else can bring the news and cover current topics like she does! She's not afraid to "go in" and seek answers to questions that other journalist would tip toe around. From young children to the elderley, to local, state or world leaders. She is able to bring the facts. She is remarkable at what she does and I wish her all the best! As for the new morning hosts...I have no clue who they are nor do I care to know who they are.
I challenge you to watch the Situation Room and when Kate B talks – count the number of times she messes up her "read". It's beyond annoying and will send me to another morning team. Jeff – do you watch Situation Room ? Are you serious?
yes she is absolutely horrible – but this is great news because I can get back to watching the Situation Room....I have had to find other news shows since she was installed as Co-Host....Frankly, I cant believe they continue to let her have *any* show – but I am good with this...!!
I agree. She seems to be a good gal, but she flubs frequently, and I wondered if anyone else had noticed. I think
the new CNN guy wants to "lighten up" the place with more fluff and stupid topics.
With other networks throwing up distress flags (Matt Lauer) and special interest clearly parked on the left....a subtle slip to the right-center will only widen the existing traditional base.
The recent addition of Jake Tapper is similar but seems aimed at a younger, hipper–yet intellectual–crowd. Every time I see someone cursing CNN on here, I give the network a 1.
Similar to my fiercely republican friends that just sat on unemployment for 4 years and talked on their Obama phone and tell me things like, "we need to get that welfare president out of there...."
CNN is guilty of what all once venerable news organizations do these days; making news reporting entertaining for the already jaded and mindless masses. I used to enjoy the reporting here as it was up-to-date and factual. Now like the other sources on TV, it is all about entertaining idiots who unfortunately perpetuate the newer and lucrative part of the US economy. A portion of the GDP that actually has no real value and will be recorded for future citizens to laugh during their history studies. Wake up America. Dancing with Stars and voted for Idols are will not sustain our economy.
Wake up CNN. Do news, don't stoop to Fox, MSNBC and others depths.
I will miss Soledad's candidness. So long Soledad!
I'm just saying there are lots of our peoples that would make excellent hosts.
I'll stick with Morning Joe. I'm no conservative, but at least that show gets into the meat of their topics - unlike CNN's 60 second storylines that tell you nothing.
Why aren't there any of us peoples of color?
This stinks of racism to me.
Really, AGAIN CNN? Did you just start a "revamped" morning show just over a year ago?
I am SO excited to hear this news!! I have loved Chris Cuomo as a morning news figure since his time on another morning show. When he left I have not watched them since, he MADE that program worth watching. I can't wait to see CNN's new morning program!! Welcome back to the morning lineup Chris!!
I am not going to say or comment on these new people, but, they better be a lot better than what we have today., One of the things that I like about Soledad, is that she becomes qyite confrontenational with many politicians, and i haven't seen that too often in many of the journalits that we have today.
if these two are going to becme nice and accomodating to the people that they interview, it will take me very little time to change the channel.
It is becoming somewhat difficult to see news these days, I won't do Fox for obvious reasons, but I also don't like MSNBC for also obvious reasons, So wha'ts left out there for good reporting?
" I won't do Fox for obvious reasons," -- BSNBC suits you better
enjoy the day everyone.
Soledad is the reason I watch. At least this will get Bolduan off Situation Room. Guess I'll switch to Morning Joe.
Get some real "air"
It ruins peoples days....i like being happy..
get some real "air" people.
Not sure how I feel about this. I cant stand Soledad at all. I feel she blames everything on racism and that there is some kind of racism agenda behind everything. Glad she's going but I cant stand Chris either. That guy just has a big dumb mouth and doesnt think before he opens it. I'm just gonna not put the TV on in the morning anymore.
Loved Kyra, not so much Soledad glad she is leaving. Would love to see Kyra back on CNN – HLN is just commercials with a little programing. I watch CNN a lot in the mornings but avoid Soledad. Carol is just terrific – smart and funny don't change her! Soledad is good on special reports but not daily like she is.
Michaela Pereira. Damn, she is fine. God work CNN!
hi i see lot of news report about the world problem of tilte,good complient them,ok,see then back ya,
I watch CNN only because of Soledad and Anderson who are honest.I turn off CNN when Kate comes because she just isnt smart but is there because of influence by big names.
good for her.
No more Soledad. I love her. I loved the set up of the group. I've watched CNN every morning during my adult life. That may change.
i will be continuing too watch Fox every morning...
I love being home.
No more CNN for me
same gift just different wrapping paper; still liberal but different hair color; they are willing to kill the kids for pleasure (abortion)
Ken go back to Barbie and watch the Today show then ....................................
Ken didn't just say Michaela's a minority, he also said she's skilled, i.e. a minority and qualified in his estimation. Your straw man argument hardly makes him racist.
my early mornings are much nicer with chris cuomo.
I watch some shows on Fox, but that morning show is insufferable. It may be the worst show on TV. Perfect confluence of bad writing and idiotic hosts.
I love making news....
This new program can not start too soon. Please get Sole off the air asap. Glad she is leaving.
Balduan is great, Cuomo is an idiot. I guess I'll have to find something else to watch in the morning.
I would have never expected that I would be a regular MSNBC viewer. CNN has really gone down hill since convincing themselves that they had to start competing with the right wing lunacy on Fox news to improve right wing viewership. You can't expect to be the most trusted name in news and routinely ignore facts at the same time.
SO upset that the dynamic team and format that is currently in place is being replaced!
What an attractive 3-some they make. I'd watch that...
So, you watch a news program because the people are attractive? Gee, no wonder this country is in trouble.
No, I don't watch just because they're attractive, although that helps - I watch so I can imagine the women naked and doing things that naked people typically do. Imagine with me what these three could be doing if they were sitting around naked.
he and the others are the only reason i love being there...
Finally some good new faces bye bye Soledad Don't come back.
It is kind of hard to focus on what they are trying to deliver when they do 35% show and 65% commercial. I spend most of the time surfing to another commercial on another channel and forget who the anchors are. Selling product is the emphasis.
"The move marks Murphy's return to morning TV after more than nine years of leading top national morning shows including as senior executive producer of "Good Morning America" executive producer of the "CBS Evening News" and the executive producer of "CBS This Morning".
Ummm, "return" to morning TV after leading top morning shows that included being executive producer of the CBS Evening News. Would make perfect sense......(if I were smoking something).
Another morning show trial experiment form CNN? Let us see how long it airs.
I hope this doesn't mean Soledad is leaving...she is the only reason I watch CNN in AM
I really like Soledad's show and the format. I have grown to quite like her, very personable, not unecessarily slick and honest. I hope that this does not affect her 8am slot.
Add as many pretty faces as you like but CNN has become 'a talking heads' network. People with opinions spouting off and cheaper than having real journalists on the ground. Jack from Tennesse is right. One minute of what's up next then one minute of commercial then one minute of news repeated 40 times a show shows the paucity and depth of their coverage and focus on advertising dollars
i will be able too get "it" from aruba also.
His brother Andrew is currently running New York State into the ground.
Good riddance to the hateful, left wing mouth of CNN's AM shows. I won't miss O'Brien for a minute. Glad to have Cuomo and companhy.
Then why aren't you watching Faux News. Sounds more up your alley. Just remember, though, most opinionated right wing show on tv, not based on facts, but just personal opinion. FACTS BE DAMNED on Faux News.
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