CNN is trying to lure a key on-air personality from ABC News, reports FishbowlDC. CNN Worldwide Executive VP and Managing Editor Mark Whitaker and CNN Senior VP Amy Entelis have been trying to woo ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, the story reports.
CNN has been struggling in the ratings against its cable news competitors and is trying to figure out a "game changer," the story says.
Tapper is currently under contract with ABC, and it’s thought that he’s waiting to become the host of "This Week," according to the article. CNN is also wooing ABC News correspondent John Berman to work on a morning show, the story says.
CNN’s Entelis previously worked at ABC for 30 years and was the vice president of talent and strategy. She left ABC earlier this year.