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CNN Names Kate Bolduan Co-Anchor on Morning News Show

Michaela Pereira Joins as Show's News Reporter; Matt Frucci is EP 3/28/2013 5:38 AM Eastern

CNN is fleshing out its new morning news program, announcing on Thursday that Kate Bolduan will join Chris Cuomo as co-anchor. Michaela Pereira, cohost of Los Angeles' KTLA Morning News, has been named the show's news anchor.

Matt Frucci has been named executive producer alongside previously announced senior executive producer Jim Murphy, who additionally oversees all morning programming for the network. The show will be broadcast from CNN's New York City studios and premiere this spring.

"I've been looking forward to this announcement since I first joined CNN," said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide in a statement."Chris, Kate and Michaela are a dynamic team that will give our viewers in America a new way to start their day. We were floored with excitement when we saw Chris and Kate together on screen, and by adding Michaela to the mix we feel we have something very special. We believe there is an opening to do news in the morning with a fresh, new voice."

Bolduan is one of CNN's congressional correspondents and has been coanchor of CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer since last year. She joined CNN in 2007 as a national correspondent for CNN Newsource.

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