Camerota to New Day Permanently. Bolduan to @ThisHour…
“When we put Kate next to Chris, you just knew and [the chemistry] was there and as it unfolded, you saw it,” – Jeff Zucker, 5/10/2013
I point the above out because A) “Chemistry” is the reason Bolduan is no longer going to be on New Day and someone needs to coral Jeff Zucker and get him to explain this complete 180 in his feelings regarding New Day “chemistry”. B) It’s me and it’s what I do. You just knew I’ve been saving this quote since the day it came out.
The Wrap’s Jordan Chariton writes about changes to CNN mornings that go beyond FTVLive’s original reporting that Alisyn Camerota would be taking over from Kate Bolduan on New Day…
She will become co-anchor of @ThisHour with John Berman at 11amET, replacing Michaela Pereira, who has been promoted from news anchor for “New Day” to co-anchor alongside Cuomo and Camerota.
Behind-the-scenes, Javi Morgado, has ascended to Executive Producer of the morning show, replacing Matt Frucci, who was cut from the show during 2014’s widespread layoffs. Morgado joined CNN in 2011 as Senior Broadcast Producer for morning shows. Jim Murphy will remain Senior Executive Producer.
The @ThisHour move is somewhat surprising. I fully expected Bolduan to get her own hour as a face saving move by the network.