Anderson Cooper May Leave CNN; Joy Behar May Replace Larry King

Larry King isn’t the only gray-haired man with his eyes on the exit sign at CNN: The channel’s biggest star, Anderson Cooper, is close to leaving it behind, according Cooper’s contract is up at the end of the year, and he’s been entertaining offers from competitors due to frustration with CNN’s low ratings. And the silver-haired reporter’s expensive trips to report in places like Haiti and the Gulf have caused “widespread resentment” among his network colleagues. (CNN brushed off reports of Cooper’s exit.) Meanwhile, the network is in talks with The View's Joy Behar about replacing Larry King, who announced his retirement after decades in broadcasting. Behar’s primetime show on CNN’s HLN has performed well. Other names mentioned to replace King include Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan, and Katie Couric.