TMZ published the unconfirmed report, which has credibility given Jeff Zucker’s new role as president of CNN Worldwide and his recent (confirmed) poaching of ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to host a weekend sports show.
CNN is rumored to be eyeing a possible pairing of Cuomo and prime time anchor Erin Burnett on the morning show.
One of Zucker’s greatest claims to fame was executive producing NBC’s “Today” from 1992-2000.
UPDATE: Cuomo’s departure from ABC and hiring at CNN was confirmed today (Jan. 29) by both networks. David Muir has been named Cuomo’s replacement on “20/20” and CNN boss Jeff Zucker announced that Cuomo will be hosting a new and still untitled morning show for the network.