Former CNN host Chris Cuomo announced Tuesday during NewsNation’s Dan Abrams Live that he will be hosting his prime-time show on the network starting in the fall.
Eight months after being fired from CNN, Cuomo announced his new program, explaining that he wants to “build something special here” and that NewsNation has “great people who are hungry to make a difference in a way that’s mine I think is important”.
On Abrams’ show, Cuomo said he chose NewsNation because he didn’t want to return to the big news networks. Cuomo also said the show will feature opinions, not just direct news.
“I don’t think I can do anything about it. We need insurgent media. I think we need outlets that aren’t fringe and just trying to line their pockets,” Cuomo told Abrams.
CNN fired Cuomo for allegedly interfering on behalf of his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was facing multiple sexual misconduct allegations at the time.
Although the younger Cuomo said he wouldn’t cover the news on his show for CNN, investigation eventually revealed he helped advise his brother on messaging strategies. He also contacted friends in the media to let him know what stories would be in the news.
However, Cuomo told Abrams he never tried to sway stories in his brother’s favour. Speaking about the scandal, Cuomo said he was proud of his brother’s fight.
“Watching them when it’s hard, when they’re hurting, when they’ve hurt others, that’s when you learn what someone’s about,” he told Abrams.
Cuomo claims CNN knew all along that he was helping his brother and filed a $125 million lawsuit against the media outlet, alleging wrongful termination.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/chris-cuomo-heading-newsnation-1835261?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Chris Cuomo on his way to NewsNation