Gayle King signed a new deal with CBS, which made CNN want to talk to her.
There had been a lot of speculation about whether Gayle King was going to leave her job on the network's morning show. She said Friday that she had signed a new deal with CBS.
Her SiriusXM radio show on Friday said that she had agreed to a new deal with the Tiffany Network, which will keep her there for the time being.
He told them that he had "officially" agreed to their terms. "So, I'll be with CBS for a while longer."
A lot of people wanted to hire King, who earns $13 million per year. CNN boss Jeff Zucker was one of them. Her contract was set to end in April. It's not clear how much money she'll make under the new deal.
Zucker reached out to King's representatives to see if she would be interested in taking over the 9 p.m. time slot that has been empty since Chris Cuomo was fired last month, the New York Post says.
King could help CNN fight back against Fox News in the cable news ratings war, which is being dominated by Fox News in prime time, according to a report from the New York Times.
Cuomo was fired after it was found out that he helped his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, think about how to fight claims that he sexually harassed a former aide.
Instead, King will keep her job as a co-host of CBS's morning show with Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson.
On satellite radio, King, 67, told her listeners that she had been "wooed" by other media organizations, but that she decided to stay where she was and stay in her job.
There's a lot of talk about what Gayle will do, where she will go, and if she's being asked out. The King said. "Yes, the answer was."
As an ABC correspondent for "Good Morning America," King joined CBS News in 2012. She was chosen to co-host "CBS This Morning" with Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose, and she did so for two years.
A lot of people have talked to her. She had an interview with R. Kelly after he was arrested and charged with a lot of sex crimes in 2019.
King was praised for keeping her cool during a session in which Kelly yelled at people who said he abused them.
In addition to her morning job, King will also be the host of "CBS Reports," a new show that will air on the CBS News Streaming service.
"CBS Mornings" isn't as good as other shows. It has 2.6 million viewers every day, which is behind NBC's "Today" and second-place "Good Morning America."