The Ticker: Isikoff, Hammer, Cooper

By Chris Ariens Comment

  • Former NBC News investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff is joining Yahoo! News as chief investigative correspondent. Isikoff joins Katie Couric and Matt Bai who have recently made the leap to Yahoo News.

  • AJ Hammer has left HLN.  “A.J.’s moved on to other pursuits. We wish him only the best,” a spokesperson tells the CNNCommentary blog. HLN canceled “Showbiz Tonight” in February. Hammer had hosted the show since 2005.

  • Anderson Copper is buying a 10,127-square-foot, 116-year-old Tudor revival mansion in Litchfield County, Connecticut, Page Six reports. The price for the 18-room home and 280-acre grounds is in “the mid-to-high seven figures.”