CNN boss Jeff Zucker says he is interested in bringing outgoing “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart to the cable news channel, Variety reports.
But Zucker is realistic to know that it’s very much a longshot.
Variety reports that Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide, told journalists this week: “I’m a huge admirer of what Jon Stewart does. We’d love to have him here at CNN.”
Zucker reportedly added: “Would there ever be room for him? The answer is yes.”
But Zucker also conceded that Stewart probably wouldn’t be interested in a CNN job after his almost 17 years on Comedy Central, the report notes.