Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is now working at NewsNation.
During his first opening segment, he took a shot at CNN saying that at NewsNation there is “no Groupthink established.”
Full Clip (partial transcript below)
Fredo seems to take a shot at CNN and touting his new home at NewsNation: "No groupthink established here. No audience that has been conditioned to favor one team or ideology." pic.twitter.com/pen3t2qTON
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) October 4, 2022
From the video:
“The hope is to get viewers like you more involved and empowered. That’s why I’m at NewsNation. It’s new. No Groupthink established here. No audience that has been conditioned to favor one team or ideology. After all, NewsNation refers to you, America, you are the NewsNation. We will keep the focus on your interests. As we cover the elections we will bring it home here like no-one else can we have 200 affiliates. No-one can match that number or that reach. “
Cuomo took a big pay cut to join NewsNation, according to the New York Post:
The news anchor reportedly took a massive pay cut as he joined NewsNation, insiders told The Post in July. He was believed to have been banking roughly $6 million a year for his CNN gig and is speculated to be bringing in just $1 million for his new gig, according to sources.
“I don’t think he had a lot of leverage,” one source, referring to Cuomo’s contract, said at the time. “He’s damaged goods.”
According to a report staffers at the network are being asked to promote Cuomo’s new show instead of plugging their own shows.
Some of the staffers are not happy about this.
The fledgling cable TV network that has hired Chris Cuomo to host a primetime show this fall is already asking staffers to promote the disgraced anchor — and some aren’t happy about it.
“This is going to be like SiriusXM — with Chris instead of Howard Stern,” one source griped.
Employees at NewsNation — launched less than two years ago, with ratings that are a tiny fraction of CNN’s — are likewise bristling over a recent request to plug Cuomo’s new show at the bottom of their email signatures, sources told On the Money.
“It’s all about Chris,” said another apoplectic source. “Can you believe they are asking employees to all plug Chris and not their own shows?”
The email signature, which is being used to promote Cuomo, shows a picture of him with the line “Coming this fall to NewsNation.”
The old email signature showed all of NewsNation’s top anchors.
Chris Cuomo and his ego are already making a mess!