CNN’s revamped morning show now has a title and launch date.
The cable news network’s series will be called New Day and it will get underway June 10 and air from 6-9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
There’s a lot of curiosity around CNN’s plan, since the network’s new chief executive Jeff Zucker launched his career producing NBC’s Today during the 1990s. The CNN show will be hosted by former Good Morning America news anchor Chris Cuomo and CNN reporter Kate Bolduan, who has co-anchored The Situation Room in the late afternoon. Bolduan is only 29, making her the youngest anchor in morning TV. Los Angeles morning news veteran Michaela Pereira will serve as the show’s news anchor.
New Day replaces CNN’s previous morning show, Starting Point, which was hosted by Soledad O’Brien. CNN’s John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin will continue to anchor Early Start from 5-6 a.m.
CNN’s mornings could use a boost. The network’s previous morning show only averaged 252,000 viewers so far this year. Rivals have bigger audiences, with Fox News’ Fox & Friends delivering 1.1 million viewers and MSNBC’s Morning Joe pulling 420,000 viewers.