Veteran TV journalist Chris Cuomo is coming once more to cable info with a model new prime-time program on NewsNation starting inside the fall, decrease than a 12 months after his messy breakup with CNN.
Cuomo, 51, launched his new deal all through an interview Tuesday with NewsNation host Dan Abrams. It was Cuomo’s first TV look since his firing from CNN in December after an eight-year stint.
The combative Cuomo was the most-watched character on CNN sooner than he was terminated over how he advised his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on the coping with of sexual harassment complaints launched in opposition to him. Andrew Cuomo finally resigned over the allegations in August 2021.
Whereas CNN executives have been acutely aware Chris Cuomo consulted alongside along with his brother, they contended they didn’t know the extent of the anchor’s involvement with the earlier governor’s staff, as revealed in a report by New York State Atty. Gen. Leticia James.
In March, Cuomo’s attorneys filed a requirement for arbitration with the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation service, saying that CNN executives have been completely acutely aware that he was providing advice to his brother. He’s in the hunt for $125 million from his former employer.
An investigation into Cuomo’s actions carried out by an outdoor regulation company employed by CNN revealed an undisclosed romantic relationship between former CNN President Jeff Zucker and his prime aide Allison Gollust, violating mom or father company WarnerMedia’s agency protection. Every executives have been pressured to resign ahead of WarnerMedia’s merger with Discovery Inc.
Sooner than Cuomo was fired, a former female colleague at ABC Data accused him of sexual misconduct over an incident that allegedly occurred as soon as they labored collectively. Cuomo denied the accusation, which was a take into account CNN’s decision to cut ties with him.
Whereas Cuomo will arrive at NewsNation with some baggage, he’ll nonetheless be most likely essentially the most excellent on-air experience on the cable neighborhood which has failed to draw many viewers as a result of it was launched in September 2020.
NewsNation was launched by Irving, TX-based Nexstar Media Group as a nonbiased numerous to the opinionated prime-time hosts on CNN, Fox Data and MSNBC. Cuomo being a sort of hosts may undercut that positioning.
Cuomo, who was beforehand an anchor and correspondent at ABC Data, tried to mitigate the notion that he’s a partisan liberal commentator in his simply currently launched podcast. Although he grew up in a excellent Democratic political family as a result of the son of three-term New York governor Mario Cuomo, he acknowledged having voted Republican for president.
In his new place, Cuomo will possible be reunited with Michael Corn, who runs NewsNation’s editorial side. A former prime govt at ABC Data, Corn labored fastidiously with Cuomo all through their years at ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Whatever the small viewers numbers for NewsNation, which averages spherical 60,000 in prime-time consistent with Nielsen — a fraction of its long-established opponents — Nexstar stays devoted to establishing the channel.
The Chicago-based NewsNation took over the channel place of WGN America, an leisure channel that carried reruns of neighborhood sitcoms and dramas. The channel nonetheless runs scripted displays attributable to contractual commitments, holding NewsNation from being a go-to for viewers when breaking info occurs in the midst of the day.
NewsNation in the mean time has 11 hours of dwell info a day, with plans to extend to 24 hours by the middle of 2023. The neighborhood has been establishing staff, together with former Fox Data political director Chris Stirewalt, Dray Clark, a New York correspondent who obtained right here from the Black Information Channel, and George Will, the veteran conservative analyst, as a senior political contributor.