Fusion today announced it will be airing a morning show the day after the network’s launch. With the unoriginal title of “The Morning Show,” the 2-hour broadcast, hosted by Pedro Andrade, Mariana Atencio and Yannis Pappas, will run from 7 to 9 am ET Mon-Fri, starting Tuesday, October 29.
The networks says “The Morning Show” audience “will become a part of a free-flowing conversation that is high-energy and informative,” and will blend humor and analysis to tackle topics ranging from how the definition of the American Dream is changing for young Americans, to asking questions like “is it possible to copyright a tattoo?'”
Brazilian journalist Pedro Andrade currently anchors “Manhattan Connection,” a show in Brazil that reaches nearly 8.5 million viewers weekly. He will continue to contribute to that program from Miami. Prior to that he spent five years as anchor of “LX.TV 1st Look.”
Mariana Atencio joins Fusion from Univision News, where she was a correspondent for “Noticiero Univision.” She previously worked as a news anchor for Vme-TV.
Yannis Pappas is a Greek-American born and raised in Brooklyn comedian, who has taken his standup act across the globe from New York and Sweden to Scotland, South Africa and Montreal. He has served as a panelist on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” was the host of “The Bracket” on MSG and his writing has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV and BET.
Javier Guzmán will be producing “The Morning Show.” He joins Fusion from WNYC where he was a producer on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” Before that, Javier worked for the daily national morning show “The Takeaway.” He has also worked as a producer for CBS News Radio.