Andy Cohen Replaces Kathy Griffin as CNN New Year's Eve Co-Host


It's official ― Andy Cohen is the new co-host for CNN's New Year's Eve show.

Cohen is the host of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", so he knows the hosting routine.

CNN has found Kathy Griffin's replacement.

After Kathy Griffin was unceremoniously booted from the gig, Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve companion will be his longtime pal Andy Cohen, CNN announced on Wednesday. Cooper said. "It is going to be a blast!"

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. Cooper said in a statement.

Andy added, "I've been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years". He exec-produced several of her stand-up specials that premiered on the NBCUniversal cabler in the early 2000s.

Will YOU be tuning in to the NEW New Year's Eve Live?? During this time, Griffin also headlined her own Bravo reality series, My Life on the D List, which ran for six seasons before it ended in 2010.

We like the chemistry between the two-and it's fun to see Cohen get Cooper to step outside his comfort zone.

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