Chris Cuomo to host primetime show on NewsNation

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Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has signed on to join Nexstar’s NewsNation.

Cuomo is expected to debut a primetime show for the network in the fall of 2022.

He made the announcement during an appearance on the network’s “Dan Abrams Live” July 26, 2022. That interview was his first after being fired from CNN in December 2021.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been a victim of anything ever in my life … I don’t feel sorry for myself,” Cuomo said on the show. “You make choices. You make a choice to be in this business. You make a choice to be in that dynamic and to want to be relevant. And it’s not always going to be easy. It’s not always going to be fair.”

“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,” Nexstar said in a statement.

“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,” said Cuomo in a separate statement.

A name and timeslot for the show has not been announced. It’s possible the show could go up against his old slot at CNN at 9 p.m. eastern, though that would displace “Dan Abrams.”

Nexstar will have Cuomo anchor from New York.

Cuomo was fired from CNN after an internal investigation found he allegedly violated network journalistic standards by reportedly advising his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after Andrew was facing sexual misconduct allegations. Andrew has denied those allegations but would eventually resign the governorship.

Chris, meanwhile, maintained that his actions were driven by loyalty to his family.