March 28th, 2013
09:01 AM ET
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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