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News anchor Chris Cuomo is leaving ABC to take a new job at CNN. The co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 was offered a major role in a new CNN morning show, as well as reporting news throughout the day.
Cuomo is a high-profile figure. CNN hopes the new addition to the team will help falling ratings, according to USA Today.
Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, released a statement today regarding Cuomo’s new position at the network.
“Chris is an accomplished anchor who is already an established name in morning television, as well as a widely respected investigative journalist,” said Zucker. “What I love about Chris is that he is passionate about every story he tells, never forgets about the viewer, and represents the type of journalism that makes CNN great.”
Cuomo is also excited about the new opportunity, although sad to leave ABC behind and move forward.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to do what I value the most and hopefully to do the work that I do best,” said Cuomo. “While it’s very difficult to leave ABC News, a place filled with people I have loved working with for many years, I am excited about my future with CNN.”