McManus & Walton’s Deal For Gupta

By Brian 

Following up on this announcement:

CBS News president Sean McManus had discussions with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN “when the network was looking for a doctor to replace medical correspondent Elizabeth Kaledin,” the NY Daily News reports.

But Gupta made it clear that his primary home would be CNN. The Hollywood Reporter says “Gupta wanted to remain at CNN but liked the idea brought up by McManus of working for both networks, like Cooper does for ’60 Minutes.’ McManus said he has been a friend of CNN chief Jim Walton for many years, and the idea came up in discussions with Walton. They were able to work it out so it worked for everyone.”