SALT LAKE CITY — Norah O’Donnell is reportedly going to leave “CBS This Morning,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil will reportedly join Gayle King on the morning show at the anchor desk. John Dickerson will move over to “60 Minutes.”
- “The nearly complete anchor overhaul of the morning show has been a matter of intense discussion since Susan Zirinsky was named president of CBS News last January,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sources told THR that the deals aren’t finalized. But the shakeup comes as CBS looks to focus more on King, who has become a bigger name on the show and the CBS network. Her new deal reportedly hovers around $5.5 million every year.
- “CBS This Morning” suffered a ratings slide after Charlie Rose left the program, THR reports.
King may have pushed O’Donnell out of the CBS show, according to Page Six.Comment on this story
A CBS insider told Page Six that King has been difficult to work with.
- “The blood is so bad between the morning news co-hosts that King demanded O’Donnell be moved off the show as part of her recent contract negotiations, which kicked off after her now-infamous R. Kelly interview, the source said,” according to Page Six.
However: CBS News president Susan Zirinsky said King had nothing to do with the exit.
- “This headline is offensive and 100 percent false,” Zirinsky said in a statement, according to USA Today.