CNN Larry King Announced Retirement

Posted by on Jun 30th, 2010 and filed under Featured, News Articles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

CNN talker Larry King has officially announced on Tuesday, June 29, his retirement this fall. “It’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders,” as the famous interview host puts it in a blog post.

After celebrating his 25th anniversary a couple of weeks ago where he interviewed President Barack Obama, LeBron James, Bill Gates and Lady Gaga, King made known of his leaving but expressed that he will continue doing occasional specials for CNN. The newsman said that the decision was made to give himself more time for his wife and kids. The couple had just been through filing a divorce but later called it off.

CNN President, Jon Klein released a memo Tuesday stating that Larry King will be “concluding” his Larry King Live show. But furthermore, he stated that, “He is not leaving CNN. Larry is a beloved member of the CNN family and he will continue to contribute to our air with periodic specials.” CNN have not released any comments regarding to the replacement of the host or of the Larry King Live show. However, sources from CNN said that the station is already exploring for King’s replacement and will be able to give out a name in 2 or 4 weeks.

For King, he mentioned that Ryan Seacrest would be a fine replacement if he is to choose somebody.


Leave a Reply