With her decision to join CBS’s new morning news show, as we reported Tuesday, Gayle King is leaving the cable network started by her best friend, Oprah Winfrey, reports TheWrap.com.
The breakup appears to be amicable. "We are so happy for Gayle’s opportunity of a lifetime," said Sheri Salata and Erik Logan, presidents of OWN, in a statement.
The last episode of "The Gayle King Show" will air Thursday, the story says.
King’s move marks the latest departure for OWN, the story points out. Peter Liguori, who was interim CEO of OWN for two months before Winfrey took on the job, also made a recent exit, as we reported last week.