“CNN President Jeff Zucker is actively perusing Fox star Megyn Kelly to anchor 8 or 9 PM on his network,” reports the Drudge Report.
The story continues, “‘[Zucker] is moving the Himalayan mountains to get her,’ a top insider explains. ‘But they are tripped up on money. He simply can’t pay her the $20 million a year Fox has on the table.’”
In a follow-up to the Drudge report, Variety writes, “A CNN spokeswoman declined to comment, as did a spokeswoman for Kelly. A Fox News representative could not be reached for immediate comment.
Variety continues, “Finding a slot at CNN for Kelly could require some lineup shuffling. The network recently signed a new deal with Anderson Cooper, who at present anchors two hours a night between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker has recently offered effusive praise for Don Lemon, who has hosted two hours between 10 p.m. and midnight during the election. And then there are all those documentaries and non-fiction series CNN has invested in to use as primetime programming for when the news cycle cools down.”
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