Frucci is the highest-level producer cut as part of the network’s layoffs. He joined CNN before “New Day” premiered in June 2013. He previously produced the weekend edition of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
No word yet on who will replace him at “New Day.” Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer of the morning show, which recently toppled MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in total viewers and the 25-54 demo during the third quarter.
“New Day” is hosted by Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira. Bolduan is currently on maternity leave.