The 41-year-old morning anchor has renewed his contract with CBS News, locking in the team behind the network’s morning news program – Gayle King and Nate Burleson also co-anchor the show, while Vladimir Duthiers is a daily contributor — for the next few years. It’s a sign that CBS and parent company Paramount Global are confident in the show, which, even though it remains in third place behind ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today, has been making viewership gains in important categories as the current battle for morning news viewers enters an interesting new phase.
Gayle King has decided to renew her contract with CBS News, and will continue to co-host CBS Mornings. Networks don’t generally disclose salaries, however, it has been reported that King currently earns $13 million per year. This new contract would most certainly put her over that annual figure.
Neeraj Khemlani talks about CBS Mornings and the reimagined CBS morning show franchise, as well as his vision for CBS News, and working with Wendy McMahon.
CBS apparently really wants you to know it’s a “morning” network. Earlier this week the network announced that it’s renaming its third place CBS This Morning as simply CBS Mornings in an effort to align it better with the show’s venerable CBS News Sunday Morning. Semantics aside, ultimately what’s going to cement the marriage of “morning”-titled shows on CBS is the use of the Sunday Morning sun icon and theme music, both of which are highly recognizable.
When Nate Burleson joins Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil as co-host of CBS’s morning show next month, the program will have a new look, theme and name: CBS Mornings. The changes, to launch on Sept. 7, will connect all of the morning shows together with some of the elements of its long running CBS Sunday Morning, including the use of the sun logo and trumpet theme.