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CNN team to report from Old San Juan on New Year’s Eve


CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” broadcast will include reports from Old San Juan.

By The Star Staff


For the first time, CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” will include reports from Puerto Rico’s historic district of Old San Juan, according to a statement Monday.


CNN correspondent Gary Tuchman and his daughter, Newsy anchor Lindsay Tuchman, will report live from the local festivities, which will be the first U.S. destination to ring in the new year at 11 p.m. EST/12 a.m. AST.


Airing Friday, Dec. 31 starting at 8 p.m. ET on CNN and CNN International with hosts Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen live from Times Square, Gary and Lindsay will share the Puerto Rican holiday spirit while celebrating the capital city of San Juan’s 500th anniversary.


“We are very excited to welcome CNN and its viewers to experience an authentic Old San Juan New Year’s Eve celebration and count down to 2022 together,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “The show will highlight Puerto Rico’s rich and festive culture and invite communities around the world to make Puerto Rico part of their 2022 plans. We encourage viewers to tune in and start 2022 alongside us.”


CNN’s show will feature correspondents and celebrations around the country and special guest stars throughout the night. Viewers can participate live and share their New Year’s greetings using #CNNNYE, and CNN may feature them on the bottom ticker throughout the evening. CNN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo and on CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Puerto Rico is home to the longest holiday season in the world, lasting around 45 days and stretching from Thanksgiving Day through mid-January and culminating with the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián, also known as la SanSe, which takes place in Old San Juan. The historic district is marked by a distinct charm, filled with mesmerizing Spanish colonial architecture and structures such as El Morro, built in 1539.


As part of San Juan’s 500th anniversary, local celebrations and special events will be running through June 2022. With no passport, currency exchange, or international phone plan required for U.S. citizens, Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for those looking for the balance of unparalleled cultural experiences, award-winning beaches, world-class culinary delights, natural wonders and heart-pounding adventure. It is recommended that visitors check entry requirements prior to visiting Puerto Rico.

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