Cooper to Replace Couric on Evening News? [Updated]

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CBS has spoken to Anderson Cooper about potentially taking over Katie Couric’s seat as CBS Evening News host when her contract expires in less than a year, according to the New York Times. The Times reports that, facing increasing competition and decreasing revenues, network-news organizations are going to make moves to partner with cable networks, citing one network-news executive who says ABC or CBS could align with a network like CNN “within the next few years.” If CBS actually wants to boost ratings, they should really consider a Cooper–Kathy Griffin anchor duo. [NYT]
Update: Apparently the meeting was months ago, and according to a rep for Cooper, it did not regard the Evening News role.