CNN has named an executive producer to oversee its revamped morning lineup. Former “Good Morning America” senior executive producer Jim Murphy will EP the morning block, including the still-unnamed morning show to be co-hosted by Chris Cuomo, TVNewser reports.
Jeff Zucker, president of CNN worldwide, made the announcement Thursday.
The story reports: “Murphy is a morning veteran, having served as the senior executive producer of ‘Good Morning America’ from 2006-2011, and EP of the ‘CBS Evening News’ before that. Most recently he served as executive producer of Anderson Cooper’s syndicated show ‘Anderson,’ though he left the program partway through the first season.”
Murphy was also a producer on “48 Hours” and on “CBS This Morning” in the early 1990s, the piece notes.
“Cuomo’s co-anchor on the morning show is still undetermined,” the story reports. “The early rumors favored Erin Burnett, and indeed TVNewser hears that CNN and Burnett were in talks as recently as last week about moving from the evening to the morning. [On Wednesday] however that was put in doubt in a report from FTVLive. Regardless, both Burnett and Cuomo were co-anchoring live special coverage of the Pope’s departure [Thursday] morning.”