Report: Ex-'Mole' host Anderson Cooper signs $4 million CNN deal
UPI News Service, 01/22/2007
Atlanta-based CNN anchor Anderson Cooper reportedly signed a new contract guaranteeing him at least $4 million annually.
The reported deal with Cooper, host of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," would more than double his previous salary and would allow him to continue as a contributor to the CBS news magazine, "60 Minutes," the Hollywood Reporter said Monday.
CNN declined to comment, but a spokeswoman for the network issued a statement that read, "Anderson Cooper is an exceptional journalist, and his dedication in going after important stories wherever they occur makes him a natural fit for CNN. We look forward to more of his groundbreaking work in the years to come."