CNN to Move Chris Cuomo to Primetime

CNN’s New Day morning news co-anchor Chris Cuomo will test the primetime waters with CNN's launch of the Cuomo Prime Time series later this spring, CNN announced Wednesday. 

The series, which will feature Cuomo’s one-on-one interviews with politicians and newsmakers as well as analysis of the news of the day and breaking news, will air at 9 pm and go head-to head with cable news network ratings powerhouses in Fox News Channel’s Hannity and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show

CNN’s John Berman will replace Cuomo as co-anchor of New Day alongside Alisyn Camerota, said the network.

Cuomo Prime Time will be sandwiched between AC360, hosted by Anderson Cooper, and CNN Tonight -- hosted by Don Lemon – as part of CNN’s primetime news lineup.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.