Congratulations to CBS for locking Gayle King and congrats to Gayle for scoring $5.50 million per year.
Signing this deal means King will earn $5.5 million each year to co-host the morning news program, alongside Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose.
A source from CBS told Page Six, “Gayle is a huge asset to the show, and her chemistry with Charlie is great. She’s here for the long term.”
While ABC’s viewership declined and NBC remained stagnant, CBS This Morning is the only morning news show to grow in viewership over the past year. It currently is seen by 3.77 million people, according to Nielsen.
O’Donnell is currently in contract negotiations with CBS, while Rose’s deal extends into 2017.