Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen to Host CNN’s New Year’s Eve

Anderson Cooper. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (8822470gq)

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will ring in the New Year together again!

CNN confirmed Tuesday that the handsome duo will co-host the network’s 2018 New Year’s Eve celebration for the second. Cohen first landed the gig in 2017 after Cooper’s co-host Kathy Griffin was fired from the longstanding gig for posing in that controversial faux Donald Trump head photo.

In the wake of the scandal, last year’s New Year’s Eve celebration was CNN’s highest-rated New Year’s Eve Special on record.

“Getting to ring in the New Year with Andy is a total joy and I can’t wait for the big night!” Cooper said in a statement. The Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host added, “Who would’ve thought 25 years of friendship would lead to an almost-tradition of co-hosting New Year’s Eve on CNN!?” “I’m so excited to spend New Year’s with my friend again and promise not to complain about the bitter cold!”

New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will begin its live coverage from New York City’s Times Square at 8 PM on Monday, December 31.