After months of rumors things were finally made official Friday with the announcement that Kate Bolduam is being replaced by former Fox News veteran Alisyn Camerota as co-host of CNN’s troubled morning show, “New Day.” Although Camerota is already co-hosting as a substitute for Bolduan (who’s on maternity leave), she will assume her official role as co-host on January 19.
Starting January 26, Bolduan will move to the 11am hour as co-host of “This Hour.” She will replace Michaela Pereira who is moving to “New Day” as a full-fledged co-host beside Camerota and Chris Cuomo.
“New Day,” the crown jewel in CNN president’s spectacularly failed efforts to save the left-wing cable network, launched in June of 2013 and has been nothing short of a ratings train wreck. Almost immediately stories surfaced of problems between Cuomo and Bolduan. According to The Wrap, since Bolduan’s maternity exit, the show’s anemic ratings have increased 23%. Regardless, “New Day” is still in a regular death struggle with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for last place.
Camerota is undoubtedly a big improvement over Bolduan. The intelligence and professionalism that made her a terrific weekend “Fox and Friends” co-host all those years has transferred over without a hitch. Eventually CNN will figure out that the hopelessly biased and not-terribly-bright Chris Cuomo is as big of a problem as Bolduan.
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