Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is returning to primetime TV to host a new show for NewsNation, the cable news channel owned by local TV giant Nexstar. NewsNation is led by Michael Corn, a former executive producer of ABC’s Good Morning America (Cuomo also used to work at ABC News). The news channel was launched as a programming block in 2020, with the whole channel rebranding last year. Before shifting to cable news, it operated as a cable channel known as WGN America.
Cuomo’s show will debut in the fall. He said: “I want to find a way to help people, I am going to come to newsNation and I want to build something special here. I’ve decided that I can’t go back to what people see as ‘the big game,’ I think we need insurgent media, I think we need outlets that aren’t fringe and just trying to fill their pockets.”
Cuomo was fired by CNN in December after new details emerged about the lengths he went to help his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, respond to allegations of sexual harassment. Earlier this month, Cuomo launched a podcast called The Chris Cuomo Project. The debut episode, which included an interview with actor Sean Penn, also featured Cuomo’s first comments about CNN since his departure from the cable news channel.
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