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Cohen to join CNN’s Cooper on New Year’s Eve broadcast

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    Andy Cohen poses for a portrait during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in August. CNN has announced that Cohen will join Anderson Cooper as co-host for its annual New Year’s Eve broadcast on Dec. 31.

NEW YORK >> CNN says Anderson Cooper will co-host its New Year’s Eve celebration teamed with Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

The twosome will ring in 2018 from Times Square in New York on CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” on Dec. 31.

Cohen replaces comedian Kathy Griffin, the previous co-host, who was dismissed by CNN last spring after posting a video of herself holding a mask styled to look like the severed head of President Donald Trump. A storm of outraged reaction forced Griffin to apologize for what she said was meant only as a spoof.

Now in its 11th year, CNN’s New Year’s Eve show is a global celebration featuring contributions from CNN correspondents across the country and around the world.

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