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Cuomo’s Campaign For GMA

Last week, I was skeptical about the assertion that Chris Cuomo‘s family had launched a campaign to help get him the Good Morning America anchor job. In today’s Observer, “sources in Camp Cuomo” say it’s not true. But, Rebecca Dana writes, Cuomo’s pursuit of the anchor desk has certainly “taken on the trappings of a campaign.”

“There are the jokey e-mails that the young Mr. Cuomo, 35, has sent to his friends within the news division, gauging their loyalty and seeking advice. There is the fatherly counsel he has taken and the calls his sister has made urging her friends to watch the show. There is the polite regard for the competition (‘who I like and respect’), the delicate courtship of Diane Sawyer (thought internally to be a Cuomo fan), and — TV’s equivalent of kissing babies — the flashing of photographs of his children on-air.” Here’s the full story…

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