Andy Cohen to replace Kathy Griffin on CNN on New Year's Eve

Tomas Mccoy
October 13, 2017

Cooper and Cohen have been friends for years, with Cooper appearing on WWHL after Griffin was sacked from CNN's New Year's Eve special.

Cohen, best known as the host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, will join Cooper in Times Square in New York City to cover the festivities leading up to the ball drop as 2018 officially arrives. Anderson Cooper, the primary host of the event, said that "Andy is the life of the party" and will undoubtedly be the flawless addition to this year's New Year's bash. "We found what she did disgusting and offensive", the network said in a statement at the time.

As you may know, CNN fired Kathy from her position in May after her highly controversial photo where she posed along with a prop created to imitate Donald Trump's head. It will be the 11th year of CNN's hosting of the New Years Eve show.

Recalling 25 years of friendship, Cohen said, "We've travelled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with "AC2" and it's all led to this one huge night!"

Cohen tweeted after the announcement that he "could not be more excited".

CNN has found a replacement for its New Year's Eve special after ousting Kathy Griffin following her Trump "beheading" photo stunt.

Griffin called Cooper out at a recent AIDS benefit performance, where she shared the contents of a letter a gay fan sent to both personalities.

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