Rich Hanley, associate professor and director of the graduate journalism program in the in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, was quoted in an Atlanta Journal Constitution article about changes at CNN following Jeff Zucker’s arrival at the network.
In one of the most visible changes, Chris Cuomo, formerly of ABC’s “20/20″ and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” will co-host CNN’s revamped morning show. It is expected that CNN evening anchor and former CNBC anchor Erin Burnett, will also co-host.
“He brings sex appeal on the male side and a brand name,” Hanley said of a possible Burnett-Cuomo combo. “Burnett has star power and brings business credibility from her days at CNBC.”
Hanley told the daily newspaper that he was not surprised by the swift moves.
“It’s imperative he sails in open waters,” Hanley said. “He will be utterly accountable for everything that happens, particularly a ship that seems to have been rudderless.”