Gayle King signed a brand new contract with CBS, she stated Friday, ending hypothesis about whether or not she’d go away her seat on the community’s morning present.
The “CBS Mornings” co-host has agreed to a brand new contract that can hold her on the Tiffany Community for the foreseeable future, she advised listeners on her SiriusXM radio present on Friday.
“I formally signed on the dotted line,” King stated. “So I can be with CBS slightly bit longer.”
King, who earns an annual wage of $13 million per 12 months, drew interest from potential suitors, together with CNN boss Jeff Zucker. Her present contract was as a consequence of expire in April. It’s not clear what she’ll make beneath the brand new settlement.
Zucker approached King’s representatives to gauge her interest in taking on the 9 p.m. time slot that has been vacant for the reason that firing of Chris Cuomo final month, The Submit confirmed.
Zucker hoped King would assist CNN make up floor within the cable information rankings warfare that’s being dominated by Fox Information, significantly in prime time, in line with a report.
Cuomo was booted after it was realized that he helped his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, strategize on countering claims that he sexually harassed a former aide.
As a substitute, King will stay at her present job co-hosting CBS’s morning present alongside Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson.
King, 67, advised her listeners on satellite tv for pc radio that she was “courted” by different media entities, however in the end determined to remain put.
“There’s a lot of hypothesis about ‘what Gayle’s gonna do, the place is she gonna go, is she being courted?’” King stated. “The reply was sure.”
After a stint as a correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” King joined CBS Information in 2012, when she was tapped to co-host “CBS This Morning” alongside Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose.
She has scored a number of outstanding interviews, together with an unique sit-down with singer R. Kelly after he was arrested and charged with numerous intercourse crimes in 2019.
King was praised for her poise during the session during which Kelly exploded in rage whereas denying sexual assault allegations.
Alongside her morning duties within the morning, King may also host “CBS Studies,” a brand new sequence that can be obtainable on the community’s CBS Information Streaming service.
“CBS Mornings” lags behind its rivals. It averages 2.6 million every day viewers — trailing NBC’s “As we speak” and second-place “Good Morning America.”