Leah Barkoukis

His ratings are terrible, Americans want to deport him, the Brits don’t want him back, and then there’s this. So yes, this just might be the best news you've read all day:

Sources tell FTVLive that CNN Boss Jeff Zucker is "actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan."

Morgan signed a one year extension to his contract and as time winds down, Zucker is looking for someone to takeover his time slot.

Word is that Zucker really wants Katie Couric in that slot. Couric should be available soon as many expect this is the last year her talk show "Katie" will be on the air.

But, CNN sources tell FTVLive that Zucker is not putting all his eggs in the Couric basket. "He's looking at other people besides Katie," says our source. […]

Word is that CNN could offer Morgan another role at the network, most likely something outside of prime time and likely in the late night hours.

Morgan, his agent and CNN have been working on his new role or his exit strategy from the network.

Morgan’s brash and arrogant style, coupled with his disdain for our “little book” and the Second Amendment in particular, have obviously been quite unpopular among many Americans (hence the terrible ratings). If true, it's about time CNN made this move.


Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Managing Editor at Townhall Magazine.

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