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CNN Finalizes Talks to Hire Gayle King Amidst Ratings Slump

March 28, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to the Wall Street Journal, CNN is reportedly close to sealing a deal with Gayle King, anchor of “CBS Mornings,” to host a brand-new prime-time show.

King, who is 68 years old, is expected to continue her duties at CBS while hosting the new show weekly beginning this fall. CNN is also reportedly in talks with Charles Barkley, a former NBA player, about potentially joining forces with King on the show.

King is set to bring her wealth of experience and recognizable persona to CNN’s roster. On a similar note, Barkley, famous for his outspoken nature on various topics, not just limited to basketball, is currently a part of the Warner Bros. Discovery family.

CNN’s CEO Chris Licht has been struggling to find the right formula for prime time and is exploring fresh programming options to address a significant drop in ratings.

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