Gayle King Announces Whether She’ll Stay at ‘CBS Mornings’

Gayle King on CBS This Morning (Credit: CBS)

Gayle King says she’s “just getting started” and will stay put at CBS.

The CBS Mornings co-anchor signed a new contract with the network on Friday, Jan. 28, and shared the news with listeners on her SiriusXM radio show.

“I called my favorite daughter Kirby, favorite son Will, and called Oprah of course… and said I just signed with CBS today,” King shared. “I officially signed on the dotted line.”

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Before she made the announcement, media reports had been circulating saying she was being “courted” by CNN or that she might retire and move to California. King, 67, addressed the speculation with a bit of sarcasm.

“I just celebrated my 10 years at CBS. I have long history… long history there. And you know, there’s lots of speculation about ‘what Gayle’s gonna do, where is she gonna go?’ … ‘Is she being courted?’ The answer was yes,” she said. “You know, ‘she has a grandchild, does she wanna move to California?’ The answer is no. I mean, I don’t know why people thought that just because you have a grandchild now all of a sudden you just want to give up your career and go sit in California… I still feel that in many ways I’m just getting started.”

King joined CBS News in 2011, and currently hosts CBS Mornings — previously titled CBS This Morning — with Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson.

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Among her other duties at CBS, she will host episodes of documentary series CBS Reports. The show originally debuted in 1959, and is now being revived to take “a deeper dive into the key issues that are driving the national and global conversation.”

The show joins several programs being launched as CBS News reboots its 24/7 streaming network. King will host the debut episode of CBS Reports on Feb. 25, with a look at the death of Trayvon Martin 10 years later.