On Wednesday, CNN announced it was replacing host Anderson Cooper with “New Day” host Chris Cuomo for the 9 p.m. slot on weeknights.
Cuomo, 47, is the son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo and the brother of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the current governor.
CNN’s ratings have plunged, as the network now trails both Fox News and MSNBC. When Cooper was competing with Sean Hannity, his audience was roughly one-third the size of Hannity’s. Cooper will now serve as anchor for one hour, rather than two as before.
The move is not a total surprise; Cuomo has recently been substituting for Cooper; last year Jake Tapper also briefly substituted for Cooper.
Cuomo, who formerly anchored the magazine show “20/20” and co-hosted “Good Morning America,” has not been shy about his political stances. Here’s one example:
Or when he retweeted a false story in his efforts to push his gun control agenda.
Or when he insisted, “The No. 1 domestic terror threat in the U.S. is the extreme right. There is not even a close second.”