Gayle King’s $9 Million Contract W/ CBS Ends In May, Multiple Networks Prepare To Enter Bidding War Over Reporter
It looks like Gayle King will have a lot of options over what Network she decides to make her next work home.
Gayle King’s contract with CBS ends in May, however, she definitely won’t be on the reporting sidelines for long. According to reports, multiple networks are preparing to fight over the famed TV personality in a bidding war in hopes of signing her to their company. An insider shared,
“Gayle’s contract is up at CBS in a few months and the networks are gearing up for a bidding war for the ages.”
Reportedly, Gayle King, 67, earns around $9 million a year as an anchor on ‘CBS Mornings.’ She hosts the broadcast series alongside her co-anchors Nate Burleson, 40, and Tony Dokoupil, 41. King has been with ‘CBS Mornings,’ previously called ‘CBS This Morning,’ for 10 years.
According to a close source of the Network, CBS,
“will do everything we can to keep King,”
However, another insider shared that MSNBC,
“could possibly put in a huge bid to have Gayle take over Rachel Maddow’s vacant nightly slot.”
The source added that there’s a strong chance NBC plans on fighting for King to create “the most formidable duo on TV” with Hoda Kotb, 57, on the ‘Today’morning show.
‘CBS Mornings’ films in New York City and there is speculation that King may want to leave CBS for a Network that’s on the west coast where her family and best friend, Oprah Winfrey, 67, are located.
A source shared,
“The question is, does Gayle want to carry on the morning show in New York when her whole family and best friend are on the West Coast? ABC could give her the third hour of ‘GMA’ to host from Los Angeles, or a different daytime show.”
“Gayle has proven herself as one of the most talented broadcasters on TV, so the bottom line here is money, and what Gayle wants to do.”
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