CNN Taps ‘King Charles’ In New Bid For Primetime Crown

Can King Charles rule in the heady, competitive world of cable news? CNN will soon find out. The new weekly one-hour program will debut Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m., and will be co-anchored by the unlikely duo of Gayle King, who still has her long-running day job at rival CBS News, and Charles Barkley, the outspoken sportscaster who remains a key element in the NBA coverage provided by CNN’s parent, Warner Bros. Discovery. CNN executives are counting on the pair to have freewheeling conversations about the biggest stories in the news cycle. King Charles is viewed as a limited-run series that will last at least through the first quarter of next year.

TheGrio To Air ‘Washington, D.C. Gala’ Honoring Gayle King

Allen Media Group’s African American-focused news, sports, lifestyle and entertainment multi-platform media outlet, theGrio, will honor CBS News journalist Gayle King with theGrio’s “Journalist Icon Award” in a ceremony in Washington on April 29 that will run on the network May 1.

Seeking A Rebound, CNN Turns To Charles Barkley, Gayle King

TV personalities Gayle King and Charles Barkley will headline a new primetime weekly CNN show, King Charles, debuting in the fall, the network announced Saturday as it tries to engineer a turnaround amid tumbling ratings.

CNN Focusing On Primetime Show With Gayle King And Charles Barkley

CNN is zeroing in on Gayle King and Charles Barkley to host a weekly primetime show for the network, as chairman and CEO Chris Licht aims to revitalize the ratings-challenged nighttime lineup. The Wall Street Journal reported that a deal with King is being finalized, but sources say that talks are ongoing with the two personalities. The intent has been to add an extra bit of star power to its 9 p.m. ET primetime hour, which has lacked a permanent host since Chris Cuomo was fired in December, 2021. That time slot has been among the most competitive on cable news.

CBS’ Gayle King To Get Cronkite Journalism Excellence Award

The honor is given every year by the Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. King has been with CBS News since 2011. She is the 39th recipient of the award.

CNN Said To Be Courting Gayle King

King: ‘GMA3’ Romance Is ‘Messy’

Gayle King was asked on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen for her thoughts about the situation at ABC’s GMA3, in which co-hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes where at least temporarily pulled from hosting duties after their romantic relationship was made public. “It’s just gotten very messy and very sloppy,” she said.

Gayle King, Vlad Duthiers Both Test Positive For COVID-19

Gayle King Renews Contract With CBS News

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.

Report: Gayle King Renews Contract, Will Stay At CBS

Gayle King recently celebrated her 10th anniversary at CBS News, a significant achievement. But in the background, there have been reports that King may leave the network when her current contract expires in May. However, it now appears no such war will transpire, because CNN’s Brian Stelter, citing sources, reports that King has decided to renew her contract and remain with CBS.

Five TV MVPs Of Election Week 2020

Gayle King To Host CBS News Racism Special

As protests over George Floyd’s killing continue around the country, CBS News has set a special on racism and police brutality. Anchored by CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King, Justice for All airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday on CBS, BET and streamer CBSN.


CBS News Debate Performance Panned

Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell tried to manage seven presidential candidates fighting for their lives Tuesday, just a week before the South Carolina and Super Tuesday primaries. Particularly at the start, the journalists looked like substitute teachers in front of an unruly school class.

Gayle King Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology For Rant Over Kobe

NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology, and the CBS anchor says she’s sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of people […]

Snoop Dogg Apologizes To Gayle King For Rant Over Bryant

NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about […]

Snoop Dogg Insists He ‘Didn’t Threaten’ Gayle King After Criticism Over Ominous Video

CBS News Head Blasts Threats To Gayle King

“We fully support Gayle King and her integrity as a journalist,” CBS News President Susan Zirinsky told The Associated Press. “We find the threats against her or any journalist doing their job reprehensible.”

CBS Responds To Gayle King’s Outrage Over Viral Kobe Bryant Interview Clip

Gayle King Angry At CBS Promo Of Interview Questions About Bryant

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS’ Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her interview […]

CBS Needed An Adult. Gayle King Is It

King is, perhaps, what the culture needs right now: a soothing voice of reason, an adult who isn’t drowning in cynicism, who is still capable of being let down by her fellow humans if only because she still has faith in them. Someone who lives in this real-world Truman Show without feeling the need to perform.

CBS Unveils New ‘Morning,’ ‘Evening’ Anchors

CBS News president and senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky on Monday unveiled a new weekday anchor lineup, naming Norah O’Donnell anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil co-hosts of CBS This Morning.

Norah O’Donnell Out At ‘CBS This Morning’

Norah O’Donnell is officially out as co-host of CBS’s struggling morning show. Sources close to CBS say that the new anchor lineup for CBS This Morning has been set and it doesn’t include O’Donnell because co-anchor Gayle King — riding high off her big interview R. Kelly — has demanded she be sent elsewhere. CBS News President Susan Zirinsky denied that King had anything to do with O’Donnell leaving the morning show.

CBS Pushing For New Deal With Gayle King

CBS is trying to lock up CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King to a new contract as the network is looking to her to be a pivotal player in a turnaround of the news division. According to two people at the network with knowledge of the situation, King is in talks for a new deal that would more than double her current annual salary to around $12 million — putting her closer to the range of the morning anchors at ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today.

Gayle King Has The Spotlight All To Herself

Anchor Roundtable On Fake News, More

Five TV broadcasters — Savannah Guthrie, Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos, Bret Baier and Gayle King — swap stories about when guests lie to your face, Megyn Kelly joins your network and the importance of accurate reporting: “I’m not sure there always are two sides to every story.”

Gayle King In $16.5M Deal To Stay At CBS

Gayle King has signed a $16.5 million deal to remain co-host of CBS This Morning for another three years alongside Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.

Gayle King To Interview Obama On Super Bowl Sunday

CBS Dumps ‘Early Show’ For ‘This Morning’

The new morning program hosted by Charlie Rose and Gayle King will be called CBS This Morning.

It’s Official: CBS Revamps ‘Early Show’

Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill will lead a new version of the perennially third-rated morning show that will also get a new name when it premieres Jan. 9.

Rose, King Key To CBS ‘Early Show’ Remake

The network is set to announce new hosts — Charlie Rose and Gayle King — and a hard-news approach for its morning show.