PageSix is reporting on the possibility of NBC’s David Gregory making the hop to CNN. He was apparently seen in the CNN building on Thursday. Just about every media outlet has reported that the Meet the Press host is having problems (and likely to be replaced, even though NBC has repeatedly denied that)… and maybe he’s preparing his own exit?
One thing I found particularly interesting from the PageSix piece was this little tidbit:
Another source said CNN is “currently testing for a prime-time pilot that could be perfect for David.”
Sounds like Don Lemon’s primetime position (uncertain though it is) may be about to become even more uncertain. If another anchor is thrown into the lineup, Don may end up back on the weekend Newsroom duty. After all… Anderson Cooper isn’t going anywhere, and Erin Burnett just re-signed with CNN. And it isn’t likely CNN’s going to have a live hour at 11p (though they may!).
It’s possible that David Gregory may cohost the Ten O’clock Show with Don instead of replacing him, but that would imply Chris Cuomo would be staying on New Day… which I don’t see happening.