CBS Eyes Cooper for Couric Job

CBS execs met with CNN anchor about Evening News gig
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2010 7:03 AM CST
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 21: CNN's Anderson Cooper attends the 2009 CNN Heroes Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on November 21, 2009 in Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Network bosses may be eying Anderson Cooper to replace Katie Couric as anchor of the CBS Evening News: CBS executives met with the CNN anchor a few months ago to discuss the anchor job, according to two TV insiders. Couric's contract expires in mid-2011, and Anderson was apparently in the running to replace her even before his attention-grabbing coverage of the Haiti earthquake in January.

Cooper already has ties to CBS: a contributor to the network's 60 Minutes, he also was courted by CBS in 2007 to take over the low-rated Early Show.

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