Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira will front Jeff Zucker's new early news program
CNN has finally announced the name and premiere date for its new three hour morning show: "New Day" will debut on Monday, June 10 at 6 a.m. ET.
"New Day" will be hosted by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan with news anchor Michaela Pereira. Cuomo joined the channel from ABC News early this year. Bolduan most recently co-anchored “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." Pereira comes from co-hosting the “KTLA Morning News."
Jim Murphy will serve as senior executive producer with executive producer Matt Frucci.
New CNN president Jeff Zucker hopes to bring to the cable news channel the same success he had with NBC's "Today" show as its executive producer during the '90s, when its ratings began to surge.
"We think ['New Day'] will live up to its name in a couple of ways. So mark your calendars and start the countdown clock," Zucker said in a memo to his staff on Tuesday that was acquired by FishbowlDC.
The memo goes on to celebrate CNN's No. 2 spot in the end of the month ratings compared to MSNBC. Fox News holds the No. 1 spot.