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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Gets Teary During Farewell Segment of His Last New Day Episode

New Day‘s Chris Cuomo is making the big move to primetime, going up against the likes of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Fox’s Sean Hannity in CNN’s 9 P.M. slot.

The move is an exciting one for Cuomo, who said that “the fight is at night” and he’s ready to “get after it.” But it also comes with deep sadness. While saying goodbye to co-host Alisyn Camerota and the rest of the team at New Day on his last episode Thursday, Cuomo got teary.

After calling Camerota “a gift” to the morning show, he turned to his family, who Camerota had join him on set.

“You guys let me do my job and you’re the reason I do it,” Cuomo said. “And you,” he continued, turning to his wife, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, “made me who I am. It’s good to have you.”

“This show is a gift,” he continued. “The crew is amazing. This show will continue to get better. I know this for a fact.”

“My only advice is, forget what you’ve seen me do, as quickly as possible,” he told Camerota.

Actor James Earl Jones, who recorded the intro for New Day, did a voiceover that introduced “New Day Without Chris Cuomo.”

“That’s what we’re gonna do every morning,” Camerota joked.

Cuomo continued to tear up as he thanked his family, and his youngest child, Carolina Cuomo, drily remarked on her father’s emotionality.

“Cuomos hate weakness,” Chris quipped.

Watch above, via CNN.

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