Former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory met with CNN about joining the network, but a deal failed to materialize because of his salary demands and the network’s cost cutting, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Gregory met with CNN’s Jeff Zucker in August, and the network chief was reportedly considering hiring the TV host, the story notes. CNN has recently cut about 10 percent of its staff, as has its parent, Turner Broadcasting.
At NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gregory earned up to $5 million a year. He reportedly was paid $4 million to leave NBC so that he could be replaced by Chuck Todd, the article adds. Todd took over on the program Sept. 7.
Separately, Gregory will host a Yahoo midterm election program with Katie Couric, reports The New York Times.