Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will join together for their seventh consecutive year to ring in the New Year for CNN.
“I’m so thrilled Anderson Cooper has agreed to be my assistant once again as I single-handedly host New Year’s Eve on CNN for my global adoring audience,” Griffin said in a statement.
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“Wait…what? CNN hired her again? For real?” said Cooper in his own statement.
Those may be some very staged statements, but the show can be unpredictable. Griffin has developed a reputation for saying words you don’t usually hear on CNN. After she used the F-word live in 2009, she said CNN would pull her off the air if she did it again.
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CNN correspondents will provide reports from across the country. Isha Sesay will join Cooper and Griffin in Times Square. Brooke Baldwin will be live from New Orleans, Susan Hendricks from Nashville, Tenn., and Gary Tuchman from the Watermelon Drop in Vincennes, Ind.
Cooper and Griffin’s coverage will begin Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. ET.