Katie May Wear Larry King's Suspenders

Rumor has CBS anchor jumping ship to take CNN's 9pm spot
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2008 11:10 AM CDT
In an image provided by CNN, talk show host Larry King is shown on the set of his program "Larry King Live" at the CNN studios in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 17, 2005.    (AP Photo/CNN, Rose M. Prouser)
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(Newser) – When word broke that CBS and Katie Couric were poised to part ways, CNN swiftly re-signed Larry King. That was widely expected. But the contract conspicuously avoids promising King the 9pm hour he’s so long held, sources tell Verne Gay of Newsday. That leaves the door swinging invitingly for Couric, and sources say she wants the job.

The move is hardly a done deal, of course. Old CNN hands like Lou Dobbs or Anderson Cooper might make plays for the job, though Cooper is well established at 10pm. So far, neither CNN nor King’s agent will discuss the contract. “Larry King is the best there is,” said a CNN spokesperson. “We are refuting in essence what you are speculating.”