George Stephanopoulos signs new four-year deal at ABC after he was ‘courted to take over CBS Evening News’
- George Stephanopoulos signed a new four-year deal to remain with ABC News
- Good Morning American anchor was reportedly chased by both CBS and CNN
- His new contract is reported to be worth $15 million and $18 million per year
- The 58-year-old was reportedly offered the role of CBS Evening News anchor
George Stephanopoulos has reportedly signed a multi-million dollar four-year deal to remain with ABC News after he was chased by both CBS and CNN.
The Good Morning America anchor opted to remain with the network when his current contract expired.
His new contract is reported to be worth $15 million and $18 million per year, according to Page Six.
George Stephanopoulos opted to remain with ABC when his current contract expired and signed a deal reported to be between $15 million and $18 million per year
The 58-year-old was courted by rival networks CBS and CNN as he contract neared its end.
Sources said CBS offered Stephanopoulos the role of CBS Evening News anchor – despite Jeff Glor only being in the seat for a year.
Stephanopoulos was also reportedly offered a role on 60 Minutes.
CBS denied the report that Stephanopoulos was offered the CBS Evening News role.
The veteran ABC anchor was courted by rival networks CBS and CNN as he contract neared its end. He is pictured on GMA in 2011
It was reported that Stephanopoulos was seriously considering CBS but the network couldn’t offer as much as the ABC.
CNN would not comment about reports they were courting Stephanopoulos.
Stephanopoulos opted to remain with his current network and a Page Six source said the decision was sweetened by a ‘s**t ton of money’.
Negotiations are said to have taken about two weeks.