South Florida’s newest national network received an extended on-air plug Thursday from Good Morning America.
Fusion’s young morning hosts, who will debut on the cable network’s first day broadcasting on Monday, Oct. 28, joined their big-league counterparts outside the GMA studio for some promotional interviews. Univision is launching Fusion in a partnership with ABC, and the GMA segment hinted at the free national exposure available from the major network.
“Welcome to morning television, guys,’’ GMA host George Stephanopoulos said to Fusion’s morning show hosts Pedro Andrade, Mariana Atencio and Yannis Pappas.
While Univision anchor Jorge Ramos will host a prime-time show for Fusion, the English-language network’s main target is a 20-something audience. As a result, the channel has hired a stable of young broadcasters, journalists and comedians to anchor programs. As Atencio, once the youngest correspondent for Noticiero Univision, explained to Stephanopoulos: “We’re the morning show for 24-year-olds.”
Broadcasting from a new studio in Doral, the show will apparently rely on its home base for some comedic fodder. Atencio revealed one segment on The Morning Show is titled “What the Florida?”