Tapper Takes Over. Jake Tapper is moving into Chris Cuomo’s former spot at CNN. The veteran journalist will broadcast in the coveted 9 p.m time slot. Cuomo had anchored the prime program until being fired by the network for aiding brother Andrew. He counseled the disgraced former Governor on how to fight the sexual harassment allegations. He has filed an astonishing 125 Million suit seeking damages against the network. After keeping a low profile for 7 months, Chris emerged this summer by posting photos of himself from the Ukrainian front lines. He has also launched a podcast. He is set to debut next month with a new program on upstart cable channel NewsNation. He is re-entering the public arena incrementally. Tapper Takes Over. Both journalists are vying for a prime time audience as Chris looks to rehabilitate his image !!