LOSE THE BOOZE: CNN CEO Chris Licht Tells Staff Not to Get Drunk on New Year's Eve Live Show

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.17.22

But why would anyone watch now?

According to a report from The Daily Wire, new CNN CEO Chris Licht told his network anchors and hosts that this year’s New Year’s Eve Live Show would be a mostly booze-free zone; host Anderson Cooper can still partake, apparently.

But Don Lemon and Co. are in for a dry night.

From The Daily Wire:

This year will be the first New Year’s Eve show overseen by Licht since he took over the network in February. During [a] meeting, Licht reportedly told staffers that drinking on-air eroded the presenters’ credibility and “respectability.”

CNN flagship anchor Anderson Cooper has hosted the program since 2002. Cooper’s friend, radio and TV host Andy Cohen, joined the show in 2017, replacing comedienne Kathy Griffin. Lemon and other hosts often broadcast from other locations around the country. The program has been known for the antics the hosts get into. Notable instances include: Griffin completely encasing Cooper in tin foil to celebrate 10 years hosting the show together; Lemon having his ear pierced live on air; reporter Randi Kaye following a group of pot smokers on a “Puff, Pass, and Paint party” while riding on a bus; and CNN reporter Bill Weir getting a tattoo on air.

More over at The Daily Wire:

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