BuzzFeed News and Twitter announced Thursday that a new weekday live morning show, “AM to DM,” will launch on Sept. 25 with two BuzzFeed editors as hosts.
BuzzFeed will produce and direct the show, which will aim to reimagine the traditional morning show for the modern consumer of news that spends a significant amount of time on social media. BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald and BuzzFeed News’ Executive Editor of Culture Saeed Jones will host “AM to DM,” while it will be produced by CNN, FOX, and HuffPost alumn Cindy Vanegas-Gesuale.
Hosted by two men, the show will break with the traditional morning show mold of both male and female hosts — set by stalwarts on networks CBS, NBC and ABC — as well as a variety of cable news morning shows.
“Twitter is the beating heart of news and our newsroom has always embraced its power unabashedly, both for breaking news and for staying on top of it,” Buzzfeed Editor in Chief Ben Smith said in a statement.
Smith continued: “The exciting thing about this show is that while much of television news now is basically explaining to you what happened a few hours ago on Twitter, we get to come to an informed and up-to-date audience from right inside the news cycle.”
According to the company, Fitzgerald and Jones “will take viewers through the day’s top stories, bringing headlines from BuzzFeed News reporters all over the world.” They are expected to be joined by a variety of BuzzFeed staffers and special guests on a regular basis and will cover news as it trends on Twitter in real time.
“Twitter is where people turn to see what’s happening in the world every morning and BuzzFeed News is a vital source of that information for many of our users,” Twitter CEO Anthony Noto said. “We are excited to collaborate with BuzzFeed to bring their fresh approach to a live morning show broadcast alongside the real time conversation on Twitter.”
The show concept was originally announced on May 1 at Twitter’s Digital Content NewFronts presentation.