Jeff Zucker Eyes CNN Push for ‘Today’ and ‘GMA’ Viewers — and He Has One Anchor in Mind to Lead the Way

Dec 10, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Newly appointed CNN chief Jeff Zucker is hoping one anchor can help boost the network’s morning ratings, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.

That anchor is Erin Burnett, who is now hosting the 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. hour on the network. Zucker reportedly thinks Burnett, a former host at CNBC, is a real talent, the story adds.

Zucker would like to pair Burnett with a male anchor and compete for the audience for "Today" on NBC and "Good Morning America" on ABC, the piece adds. Zucker served as executive producer for "Today" earlier in his career.

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