Executives at CBS News are looking at making some changes to the “CBS This Morning” anchor lineup, Variety reports.
“Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson and Bianna Golodryga have scored a notable string of scoops for ‘CBS This Morning’ in recent weeks,” Variety reports. “Now executives at the network’s news division are considering something that would also make headlines — a new anchor lineup for the show.”
The report notes that Susan Zirinsky officially took over the division as president just last week. She and her team are said to be considering sending at least two of the four anchors to other assignments.
“Meanwhile, CBS News is in contract talks with King, who has emerged as the most visible member of the ‘CBS This Morning’ team, thanks to a high-profile sit-down this week with disgraced music star R. Kelly,” Variety notes.
The report cites three sources who are familiar with the situation who say Dickerson may take a new role at “60 Minutes” covering politics.
As we reported previously, there has also been talk about sending O’Donnell to “CBS Evening News” as a replacement for Jeff Glor.
“A reorganized ‘CBS This Morning’ could be centered around King if CBS News can seal a long-term deal with her,” Variety reports, noting that the sources warned that any moves are contingent on many internal factors and may not come to fruition.