An­der­son Cooper stick­ing with CNN

Baltimore Sun - - ENTERTAINMENT - — As­so­ci­ated Press

CNN an­chor An­der­son Cooper is stick­ing with the cable news net­work.

Cooper, 49, signed a long-term deal to stay with CNN, where he hosts the news pro­gram “An­der­son Cooper 360,” a per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion said Tues­day. The per­son, who is not au­tho­rized to talk pub­licly about con­tracts, spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity.

Cooper’s de­ci­sion may put an end to the pos­si­bil­ity he’ll join Kelly Ripa as co-host of ABC’s talk show “Live.” She re­port­edly fa­vored him to re­place Michael Stra­han, who in the sum­mer jumped to ABC’s “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica.”

Cooper has served as a guest co-host on “Live,” a sharp con­trast to the high-pro­file cam­paign work he’s do­ing on CNN, which in­cludes join­ing with ABC’s Martha Rad­datz to mod­er­ate the sec­ond Don­ald Trump-Hil­lary Clin­ton de­bate Sun­day.

CNN did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.


An­der­son Cooper has signed a long-term con­tract to stay with CNN, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press.

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