Gayle King Says She Isn’t Leaving CBS After Reported Deal With CNN

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Gayle King has revealed she has no intentions to leave her longtime role at CBS. While attending the 2023 Adweek Convergent TV Summit, the 68-year-old recently opened up about her future with the network while discussing the possibility of going to CNN.

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“I’m very close to [CNN head] Chris Licht. I like him very much, but on that question, ‘Me no speak English,'” she said in an Adweek story. “Let’s just say I have two years left on my contract with CBS, and I have no intention of leaving CBS.”

The comments come after The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, that CNN is in the process of finalizing an agreement for her to host a weekly primetime show. The publication also indicated that Charles Barkley is in discussions with the network about joining the program.

Barkley had previously confirmed the reports that he’s been in talks with CNN To do the show with King. “They are trying to pair Gayle King and me,” Barkley said to The New York Post. “We don’t have anything set in stone. I’m only considering it because of my respect for Gayle.”

Gayle King Celebrates 10 Years

After The Gayle King Show ended, King started working at CBS in 2011. Currently, she is an anchor on CBS’ This Morning, co-hosting with Tony Dokoupil and Anthony Mason. In addition to her CBS role, King also works for Sirius XM and Oprah Daily.

In January 2022, King marked her 10-year anniversary at CBS, and to commemorate the occasion, she wore the same yellow dress she has worn for each anniversary celebration.

“I’ve aged a little bit, but I always wear this dress every anniversary,” King stated at that time. “And what’s funny, James, our wardrobe stylist, said, ‘I don’t mean to be disrespectful or insensitive, but are you sure you can still get in that dress?’ I said, ‘I’m gonna try, James. I’m gonna try. I can’t breathe, but I’m in the dress.’ “

“I’m just so excited that it’s my 10th anniversary, that I’m still here!” she excitedly added.

Read More: Gayle King Celebrates 11 Years at CBS News: ‘To Another 11’

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