Christopher A. Cuomo will leave his long-running SiriusXM show and radio co-hosting position on “Let’s Get After It” at the end of May, he announced on Tuesday.
Cuomo will leave SiriusXM after “letting my family know I will be joining NBC News” in a new role as an anchor on MSNBC and “NBC Nightly News,” he said.
Cuomo first began hosting “Let’s Get After It” in 2003 and has served as co-host since 2017, alongside Emeril Lagasse and Lenox Lewis. He joined the show full-time in 2016, and it was one of SiriusXM’s most popular shows.
Despite the news, the former “Good Morning America” and CNN host was upbeat about the future of his show. “Let’s Get After It” will continue with a few new guests each week, and he will now have the chance to expand his career into producing.
“My heart is here in Baltimore, and so much of my work experiences have been here and on this network and for SiriusXM,” he said. “I’m a much better informed, better argumentative person, and I’m going to continue my education here. I can’t wait to present you with some fresh issues.”
“Let’s Get After It” and Cuomo’s on-air relationship with NBC will differ from that on “Let’s Get After It,” which has been primarily focused on sports and celebrity news.
Cuomo was in Baltimore on Tuesday for the announcement at his alma mater University of Maryland, which he attended as a student.
“This is going to be a super successful move for Chris, and we’re going to miss him and him and his show,” said Lagasse, Cuomo’s co-host. “It’s been a long run. We’ve run with Chris as long as we have, and we’re doing our last show. We’re going to miss that, and we wish him well.”