CNN Confirms Andy Cohen Will Be Invited Back to Host New Year’s Eve

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Getty Images A CNN rep confirmed to Heavy that Andy Cohen will return for New Year's Eve 2022.

Andy Cohen will be returning to co-host New Year’s Eve alongside Anderson Cooper on CNN in December 2022, a representative from CNN has confirmed to Heavy. “I can confirm that Andy Cohen will be back to host NYE on CNN next year,” the rep said.

Radar originally reported on January 3 that Cohen would not “be invited back” to host the New Year’s Eve special. CNN has debunked this report.

“We claim to be the most trusted network in news and yet CNN hires Andy Cohen to make a fool out of all of us New Year’s performance?” a “top insider” told the outlet. “Andy doesn’t even work for CNN and yet he has been the face of our network for the past 48 hours. It is embarrassing and real CNN staffers are very angry,” the source added.

“Nothing has been made official yet, but internally we have been told that Andy will not be invited back next year,” another “CNN source” said, according to Radar. “It was already known that Anderson [Cooper] doesn’t want to host next year’s special, he would rather ring the new year in with his son. And without Anderson, thankfully there will be no Andy Cohen.”

The report came days after a drunk Cohen went on various rants during the live broadcast, calling out Ryan Seacrest and former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Here’s what you need to know:

Viewers Called for Cohen to Be Fired After His Drunk Rants

While many viewers thought that Cohen was hilarious and that his interactions with Cooper were very enjoyable, others slammed CNN for permitting them to drink on live television — and for allowing Cohen to speak so disrespectfully about de Blasio, regardless of whether people felt what he was saying was true.

“Embarrassing. You should be fired! Anyone else acting so carelessly in an employment situation would lose their job. And to think [you’re] a parent,” one Twitter user wrote, tagging Cohen.

“No, you drank too much while working. Not over-served. People from around the world watch the @CNNnewsroom NYE show. That rant was embarrassing to NYC. #whitemaleprivaledge [SIC] any person of color or woman would’ve been yanked [and] fired from the show. Ask @kathy please bring her back!” another added.

“You should be fired and never work in the industry again. You were disgraceful and disrespectful to the Mayor and all Americans,” a third tweet read.


Cohen Blasted de Blasio in an Epic Rant That Went Viral

Whether you watched Cohen on New Year’s Eve or not, you probably have seen his viral rant about de Blasio.

“Watching Mayor de Blasio go on his ‘victory lap dance’ after four years as the crappiest term of the mayor of New York,” Cohen began. “Don’t go on a rant,” Cooper pleaded.

“The only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been. So, sayonara sucka,” Cohen added.

The following morning, Cohen took to social media to wish his fans and followers a Happy New Year. He mentioned that he had been “over-served” the night before, but didn’t seem to have any sort of remorse over anything that he said.

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C List
C List
1 year ago

Do Americans still watch CNN? Awful network.

Jerry Davis
Jerry Davis
1 year ago

He should have known that telling the truth gets you fired and canceled by the left.

veronica pagano
veronica pagano
1 year ago

I don’t think journalists or guests should be permitted to drink like that

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