10 Things You Didn't Know About John Berman
May 15th, 2014
06:49 AM ET

10 Things You Didn't Know About John Berman

John Berman is the co-anchor of 'Early Start' with Christine Romans at 4am ET and '@THISHOUR' with Michaela Pereira at 11am ET.

Oftentimes, he can be seen covering across all CNN day parts, including anchoring Anderson Cooper's show "AC360" at 8pm ET. All of which confirms for us that John Berman does not sleep.

Here, John shares 10 things you didn't know about him:

1. I have been thrown out of Yankee Stadium

2. I am not related to Chris Berman

3. I have seen Barry Manilow in concert

4. I was embedded with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines for the invasion of Iraq

5. I have seen Milli Vanilli in concert

6. I was once Peter Jennings' head writer

7. Started dating my wife in college when she was a costumer for a musical I was in

8. It was a drag show

9. I have seen KISS in concert

10. I don't really like concerts

See John's journey to discover his family history at CNN.com/Roots


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When inspired, John does a segment at the end of '@THIS HOUR 'called 'Cable Outrage,' where he goes off on topics that irked him that week.

Here's one of our favorites on how John found out it's Daylight Saving Time (singular) and NOT Daylight Savings Time:

Have an idea for a 'Cable Outrage'? Tell John on Twitter using #CableOutrage!


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No Matter What, You're Still Having a Better Day than the New York Knicks!
February 25th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

No Matter What, You're Still Having a Better Day than the New York Knicks!

By CNN's John Berman

What if told you I stubbed my toe, lost a thousand dollars at the dog track, and also had an incurable stomach rash?  Even if all those things were true, I would STILL be having a better day than the New York Knicks.

This is what they managed in the last 24 hours:

#1) JR. Smith tries to pull off the headband of Vince Carter from the Dallas Mavericks. That would seem playful… if Smith hadn't been fined 50 thousand dollars for untying two opponents shoelaces!!!! 

#2) In the closing seconds of the game, it was all tied until the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitski sinks an impossible shot with no time left. Insane.  Heartbreaking.

#3) After the game, early this morning, Knicks guard Raymond Felton was arrested on 3 felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, your New York Knicks! Not just losing, but cheating. Not just cheating, but lawbreaking – allegedly. Hey but at least they don't stink. Oh wait, THEY DO. They're 15 games under 500! It's enough to make you feel ok about your stomach rash.

Repeat after me, no matter how bad it seems for you, you are having a better day than the New York Knicks!

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February 20th, 2014
12:56 PM ET

Canada Ranks High for Livable Cities

By John Berman

A dose of cable outragereally national outrage. There is a new ranking out by a company called Mercer of the North America's most livable cities. Their top 5 will SHOCK you. Or should. Here they are:

Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal. San Francisco

Notice something about the top 4?

They are not here. They are in Canada. And Rob Ford is mayor of at least one of them.

Canada Ranks high for livable cities. Now don't get me wrong, we all love Gordon Lightfoot. But really, 4 of the 5 most livable cities in the entire continent are in Canada?

Isn't it cold there? Are turtlenecks really that comfortable?


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February 10th, 2014
02:28 PM ET

Come on Westminster Kennel Club, End the #WarOnLabs! – By John Berman

By CNN's John Berman

With the Westminster Dog show upon us, I would like to shine the spotlight on a serious matter that requires national attention and a healthy dose of cable outrage.

You know what dog is the most popular in America for the 23rd straight year?  The lab.  Chocolate lab, black lab, yellow lab…America loves our Labrador retrievers.   Golden retrievers too.  They were 4th most popular

They fetch stuff.  They farm, they hunt, they bark.  They wag their tails.  They are dogs with a capital "D"

But you know what dog has never won best in show at the Westminster Dog Show?  That's right.  The lab, the golden.  No retriever. Not once, not ever.

Instead they award scottish terriers, Norwich terriers, this terrier, that terrier.  Affenpinshcer Pekingnese, …even a Bichon Frise.   Think about that…Pekingnese and Bichon Frise…these animals with their curls and frills and manscaping…or Bison Frise-scaping in this case.  These animals are cute, sure.  These animals fit nicely in your lap, absolutely.  But where I come from we have a name for cute animals that fit on your lap.  Where I come from, we call them CATS!

And this is the Westminster DOG show.  So "At This Hour" I call on Westminster to end this outrage, allow labs and goldens not just in the Public square but in the winners  circle…. End this "War on Labs"

Thank you.

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