The New York Post is reporting in Page Six that Clear Channel and Premiere Radio Network syndicated radio personality Ryan Seacrest is in CNN’s sights to replace Larry King when King’s contract expires in 18 months. The network is preparing for the eventual retirement of King from the nightly show and Seacrest is their preferred choice. The big stumbling block would be how much it would cost to get Seacrest because of his huge deal to host Fox’s “American Idol” on top of his deal to host mornings on Clear Channel Top 40 KIIS Los Angeles and syndicated radio deal with Premiere Radio Networks. Other candidates to replace King mentioned in the Post are CBS anchor Katie Couric, “The View co-host Joy Behar, and CNN anchor John King.
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