Anderson Cooper Renews CNN Contract

Anderson_Cooper_2013Anderson Cooper has signed a new deal with CNN that will keep him at the cable news network through the 2016 presidential election, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The pact keeps Cooper, 46, in CNN’s nightly lineup for the foreseeable future as CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, who in January will mark at year at the helm of the network, is expected to soon set his sights on primetime.

Still Cooper’s on-the-scene reporting has made him among the network’s most recognizable personalities. And last week he spent several days anchoring his program from the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

So far this year, Cooper’s 8 p.m. show – Anderson Cooper 360 – is up 28 percent in the critical 25-54 demographic averaging 211,000 viewers.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter