Joy Behar could be heading back to CNN.
The View host reportedly met with CNN chief Jeff Zucker over the weekend. It’s unclear why the two met but rumors are circulating that Behar is part of Zucker’s plan to rejuvenate the network.
The New York Post writes:
“The comedienne and The View host was spotted at the network this week meeting with new honcho Jeff Zucker … The meeting sparked speculation that Behar is part of Zucker’s plans to rejuvenate the channel.”
According to News Busters, Zucker is trying to move CNN away from a complete news focus to give the network some more entertainment. Behar could fill Erin Burnett’s 7 PM slot, which will soon become or available, or the comedian may take on a new late night comedy show.
Behar is currently working at Current TV but according to the Huffington Post that gig will be ending soon now that the station has been purchased by Al Jazeera. Behar may start looking for a new gig once she leaves Current TV.
Behar also has some experience at CNN. She hosted a show on HLN for two years before the show was cancelled in 2011.
Do you think Joy Behar would be a good fit at CNN? Do you think the network is making the right move by focusing more on entertainment?