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Life After Larry. Will He Retire?

LarryKing_9.28.jpgFrom today’s mediabistro.com Daily Newsfeed, a Page Six story on CNN’s Larry King and the reported cable network chiefs who “are busy lining up his successor in case he retires.” King’s contract with CNN is set to expire in 18 months, and Page Six reports Ryan Seacrest is at the top of most lists, but:

A source predicted, “Larry will step down in 18 months. Ryan is the popular choice to take over, but his deal with Fox makes him unreachable. John King is popular but is more at home on politics.” The CNN suits will be watching [Joy] Behar to see how she does on Headline News. Our source also said, “Diane Sawyer was looked at as a candidate for Larry’s show, but is out of the running now that she has ABC’s evening news.”

King’s rep tells Page Six, “Larry has the full intention of continuing in the job he loves, and he’s very confident about the future.”

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