Anderson Cooper reportedly not interested in replacing Matt Lauer as host of “The Today Show”
Was just watching Reliable Sources on CNN and host Howard Kurtz told viewers – twice – that Anderson Cooper is not interested in replacing Matt Lauer on NBC’s The Today Show.
Kurtz said Cooper, who hosts a nightly show on CNN, prefers to stay with the cable network.
Deadline reported last week that NBC has reached out to The Silver Fox to discuss replacing the beleaguered Lauer whose image has taken a major hit since the messy departure of his former co-host Ann Curry.
Anderson is currently juggling his CNN show with being a correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes and hosts the daily syndicated Anderson Live!
But the daytime show is ending later this year so the busy Cooper has a hole in his dance card. He may fill it by doing some kind of a show with his pal, Kathy Griffin, with whom he filmed a pilot last week.