Page Six: Erin Burnett Balks at Possible Morning Assignment
Today's Page Six article in the New York Post mentions that Out Front host Erin Burnett is demanding a sizeable chunk of change if she were to move to the morning block of programming at CNN.
She has a clause in her contract that requires CNN to air her show in prime time. If new boss Jeff Zucker wants her to get up at 4 a.m., Erin is demanding a sizable chunk of cash — more than her $2.5 million salary — to buy her out of the prime-time clause. Insiders say Zucker believes she should be grateful she’s being offered a marquee job and he has started to look elsewhere for an anchor to partner with Cuomo. Burnett is telling her staff she doesn’t want to go to the morning. “What she means is she doesn’t want to go at the old price,” sniffed a source.What do you think? Do you agree with Zucker or do you agree with Burnett? Who would you like to see paired with Chris Cuomo in the mornings?