As news has leaked that CNN wants Ann Curry to take over Anderson Cooper's time slot on CNN, the New York Post has proposed a different solution to what ails the cable news network: "The King of All Media" Howard Stern.
Writer Linda Stasi makes this bold suggestion, which would be less shocking if not for Stern's success as one of the judges on 'America's Got Talent.' The former unfathomable for public consumption Stern has opened many eyes about whom he is, beyond his fascination with women taking their clothes off and telling him about their sexual lives.
Stasi says that "CNN needs a makeover as badly as a fat girl without a date for the prom," but that hiring of Jeff Zucker was a step in the wrong direction, as Zucker's moves during his time running NBC were...not so good.
"Word is that Coop will likely be flying the, er, coop, next year to (we hear) become the top dog at “60 Minutes,” so CNN needs a big name," writes Stasi, who says that Curry is a great reporter but not a big enough name or personality to feature in the prime time news slot.
And she believes the man for the job is Stern.
"After a cringe-worthy, very rocky and overbearing start on “AGT,” Howard learned to play well with others. By mid-season, he began to let the easier, not-overbearing side of himself come out. By the end of the season, he was, yes, seasoned," she writes, adding that "Yes, Stern definitely has a face for radio, but it’s not like King or Dr. Phil McGraw could pass for George Clooney, either."
Would you watch Stern on CNN?