Couric turned down Larry King’s job


Katie Couric is in serious talks to stay at CBS — though not necessarily as anchor for the evening news — when her $15-million-a-year contract expires next year, according to well-placed sources.

The talks have heated up since she quietly informed CNN last month that she was not interested in taking over Larry King’s spot, the sources say.

Larry King is, according to The Post’s Page Six, being pushed into a part-time job at the cable news channel, where his show has dropped 50 percent in the ratings in the past year.

“America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan, a former British newspaper editor, is reportedly close to getting the job. It is all part of a major shake-up of CNN’s third-place, primetime line-up.

But the field opened up for Morgan only after Couric made it known to CNN brass that she wasn’t a candidate for King’s job.

Read More: By MICHAEL SHAIN, New York Post


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