One news name gets a big extension of his contract, Jeff Zucker is continuing his implosion of on air talent over at CNN.
Yes David Gregory, after four years of taking over for Tim Russert on NBC’s perennial Sunday morning show Meet The Press, was given his full props by the network with a long term extension that will keep him hosting the program for a long time. And with new CNN boss Jeff Zucker purging on air talent from just about every competitive network this really is a smart move for NBC.
David Gregory never passed a mirror without looking at himself for a few minutes but has done a great job hosting Meet The Press. Originally I thought he was weak and afraid to take a solid stand against any of his guests but after four year David Gregory seems to have found his stride in the moderator chair for Meet The Press.
In what’s been described as a “long term commitment” to David Gregory, NBC locks in the news hound as the 10th host of the long running show on the air since 1947.
Now let’s head on over to CNN.
“I will not miss getting up that early,” says Soledad O’Brien of her release from Starting Point, the early morning show over at CNN. Soledad O’Brien becomes another casualty of the news war changes at hand over at CNN. The network which has lost any consistent audience impact unless it’s election related is going through a massive restructuring at the hands of former NBC top exec Jeff Zucker. Who uses the philosophy that if it’s broke in half like CNN well you’d better come in and blow up the place.
Soledad O’Brien will continue to do specials for CNN but expect that she will move on when her full contract with CNN expires.