CNN boss Jeff Zucker tried to rent Rachel Maddow away from MSNBC, which made Maddow’s present dwelling supply her more cash for much less work.
A report surfaced on Thursday saying that CNN’s Jeff Zucker not too long ago supplied MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow round $20 million a yr to anchor the soon-to-launch CNN+ streaming service. The information was reported by Puck Information’ Matt Beloni, citing a supply.
CNN’s try and lure Maddow apparently induced NBCUniversal “to scramble to vow her more cash and fewer work to remain put, which she did,” Beloni writes in his What I’m Listening to… e-newsletter
What If Rachel Maddow Went To CNN?
A Rachel Maddow transfer to CNN, even when it have been to guide their new streaming service, would have been a landscape-altering occasion in cable information. CNN has spent years ending behind Maddow within the cable information scores, so getting her would have each given them a ranking boon and brought away the top-rated host from their competitors.
It’s unsure how MSNBC goes to fill the void left by Maddow when she cuts again her workload in 2022, however shedding the face of the community to the competitors would have been devastating.
MSNBC doesn’t have anybody else who has the type of viewership that Maddow does and is able to doing the identical type of program. For all the strengths of the opposite MSNBC hosts, none of them have the distinctive mixture of skills that has led Rachel Maddow to success. Plus, if Maddow left MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell, who has been saying for years that he want to return to screenwriting and Hollywood, would in all probability transfer on as nicely.
Ultimately, Rachel Maddow, who wanted to cut back her workload, got what she wanted and got to stay home, and CNN remains to be combating to get out of third place.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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