With John Dickerson leaving CBS News’ Face the Nation to co-host CBS This Morning, it left an open gap for the Sunday program.
Apparently, CNN’s marquee political correspondent and State of the Union primary substitute anchor Dana Bash wanted the CBS gig. But Zucker would not let her out of her contract, reports PageSix.
A PageSix source says that, “Dana went to Jeff” to ask for the CBS gig to replace host John Dickerson.
But Zucker wouldn’t go for the move.
It isn’t clear how much longer she has on her CNN contract, but she did renew in 2015 with the network.