A son of the late, highly respected Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, Chris Cuomo gained fame as a FOX News analyst before jumping to ABC News and, most recently, CNN.
Now, Chris Cuomo will be a colleague of Dan Abrams at the cable news organization owned by NewsNation and overseen by media industry veteran Sean Compton.
The former host of “Cuomo Prime Time,” which concluded its broadcasts on Dec. 6, 2021, amid allegations of sexual misconduct against Cuomo from a former colleague and the revelation that he aided his brother — former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — in the defense of his own sexual misconduct claims, will be joining the NewsNation lineup this fall for a program of his own.
NewsNation did not share when the show would air, but it is a safe bet a prime-time slot will be in the cards for Cuomo.
The news, first shared by RBR+TVBR late Tuesday on its Twitter feed, was discussed in an appearance by Cuomo on NewsNation’s 9pm Eastern news commentary program Dan Abrams Live.
Compton, who serves as Nexstar’s President of Networks, said, “Chris joins our growing team of seasoned, award-winning journalists and will further our efforts to continue to ensure fairness and transparency in our news reporting and talk shows.”
Prior to his run as the host of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” which formally began in early 2018 after a trial run at the end of 2017, Cuomo was a co-anchor for CNN’s three-hour morning show, “New Day.” He took that job in February 2013 after exiting ABC News, where he had served as a chief law and justice correspondent, co-anchor of ABC’s “20/20,” and news anchor for “Good Morning America” from September 2006 through the end of 2009. Prior to ABC News, he was a correspondent and political policy analyst for Fox News.
In prepared comments, Chris Cuomo said, “NewsNation believes in the work I am doing with the Chris Cuomo Project and I look forward to building something special here — covering news wherever it happens and having conversations that cater to common concerns and solutions rather than political parties or the political circus.”
Formerly known as WGN America, NewsNation presently reaches some 75 million U.S. television households.