Gayle King Negotiates $11 Million Contract Renewal with CBS

After negotiating salary changes with network execs, Gayle King has allegedly secured a new $11 million-a-year deal with CBS.

Prior to the negotiation, Page Six reported that King receives $5 million a year as a host and with the new agreement, she has secured more than doubled her original salary. 

Big changes come with the close of her deal with the network. King will continue her reign on “CBS This Morning,” while her co-host Norah O’Donnell has been reassigned to replace Jeff Glor on “CBS Evening News.”

Rumors circulated this week, stating that King demanded that she no longer share the spotlight with O’Donnell. However, Susan Zirinsky, president of CBS News has denied all allegations that King played a part in the removal of O’Donnell.

While King has made it clear that she won’t be addressing her contract with the media any time soon, her bestie, Oprah Winfrey encouraged her to fight for what she thinks she deserves. 

“I said, ‘Get what you want. Get exactly what you want, because now’s the time. And if you don’t get what you want, then make the next right move,’ ” Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter.

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About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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