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Gayle King has agreed to stay on as host of “CBS This Morning” after signing a 3-year deal for $16.5 million. The deal would see King making $5.5 million per year, as “CBS This Morning” has been the only morning new broadcast to gain viewers this year.
“Gayle is a huge asset to the show, and her chemistry with Charlie [Rose] is great. She’s here for the long term,” a source told PageSix of the deal.
While CBS would not confirm the terms of the deal, they did confirm: “We have a long-term deal with Gayle.”
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on CBS This Morning earlier today.
Saying that “I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on” and that fellow Republican Mitt Romney has not “thought through these issues as thoroughly as he should have,” former secretary of state and retired Gen. Colin Powell this morning endorsed President Obama’s re-election bid. Powell made the announcement on CBS This Morning. The show has been tweeting his comments and has posted video here. Then-Sen. Barack Obama also got Powell’s endorsement in 2008. Powell also told CBS that “I’m a Republican of a more moderate mold … dying breed.”
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