With a firm exit date in sight, outgoing CNN host Larry King is apparently weighing his options. We have already reported that King may be plotting a return to radio with Ryan Seacrest, but it looks like the broadcasting legend may seriously be eying another TV gig… as a sports host.
Broadcasting & Cable’s Ben Grossman caught up with King at a Los Angeles Angels game, and dropped this little nugget in his column:
We had a nice chat, and he told me he doesn’t feel that old, and is in fine health outside of a sore hip once in a while and a little shortness of breath here and there. But he has no interest in leaving TV. He wants to do a series of specials (including one from the Middle East), and he is also very interested in some sort of show focused on sports. For the latter, he has talked to networks including ESPN, HBO and the MLB Network.
This is not completely out of left field (zing!) as King was a guest on MLB Network’s “MLB Tonight” after he announced his retirement:
“Would I like to join MLB? Absolutely yes,” King told host Greg Amsinger at the time.
Apparently MLB Network was listening.