ABC News' Chris Cuomo Jumps to CNN
'20/20' anchor will have 'major role' in new morning show
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/29/2013 11:18:55 AMMark Whitaker Leaving CNN
ABC News' Chris Cuomo is joining CNN where he will have a "major role" in a new morning show and anchoring and reporting on major events across the network, it was announced on Tuesday.
Cuomo was most recently co-anchor of 20/20 and the chief law and justice correspondent at ABC News. From 2006-09, he was the news anchor for Good Morning America.
"Chris is an accomplished anchor who is already an established name in morning television, as well as a widely respected investigative journalist," said Zucker in a statement. "What I love about Chris is that he is passionate about every story he tells, never forgets about the viewer, and represents the type of journalism that makes CNN great."
Cuomo is the second ABC News anchor to leave for CNN under Zucker tenure, following Jake Tapper, and the third ABC Newser in the last year. John Berman exited to join CNN's 5-7 a.m. show Early Start last May.
News of Cuomo's hire comes on the same day as CNN Worldwide managing editor Mark Whitaker announced his resignation.
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