Norah O’Donnell is reportedly out as a co-host of “CBS This Morning” after fellow host Gayle King demanded she be removed from the show.
The new lineup has been officially set and sources close to CBS claim Norah O’Donnell isn’t on it, according to a Page Six report published Thursday. After King’s explosive interview with R. Kelly, she requested that O’Donnell be moved off the show.
— Page Six (@PageSix) May 2, 2019
“Norah is toxic,” the insider told Page Six. The talk show host allegedly fueled rumors about “CBS Evening News” host Jeff Glor while simultaneously campaigning to take his position. The relationship between the morning co-hosts got so bad that King demanded O’Donnell be removed in her new contract negotiation.
O’Donnell will still appear on “60 Minutes” and has been offered a political anchor role along with Glor’s anchor position on “CBS Evening News.” (RELATED: Gayle King Will Reportedly Sign A Multi-Million Dollar Deal To Stay At CBS)
Glor is reportedly expected to move to a correspondent position or a weekend anchor role.
— Page Six (@PageSix) April 30, 2019
King succeeded in receiving a salary bump as her new contract more than doubles her $5.5 million current salary.
President of CBS News Susan Zirinsky denied there was any tension between the two anchors saying, “This headline is offensive and 100 percent false.”