Jeff Zucker Considering Poaching ’20/20′ Anchor for Key CNN Role

Dec 28, 2012  •  Post A Comment

As incoming CNN chief Jeff Zucker prepares for his new role in turning around the cable news channel, he’s eyeing some ABC talent, including "20/20" co-anchor Chris Cuomo, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.

Zucker is searching for an anchor who will become CNN’s centerpiece, the story notes. Cuomo is also ABC’s chief law-and-justice correspondent and is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Zucker has already snagged the services of senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper from ABC, as previously reported.

Chris Cuomo co-hosts “20/20” with Elizabeth Vargas.

Also reportedly in Zucker’s sights is NBC’s Ann Curry, whose high-profile ouster from “Today” made negative headlines for NBC during 2012. NBC has noted that Curry remains under contract with the network.

One move Zucker is reportedly considering for CNN is moving Erin Burnett to mornings to go head-to-head with “Today and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

One source commented for the story, “Jeff should be careful how many people he tells will be the face of the network.”

Representatives for CNN and ABC declined to comment.


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