Major News Partnerships Seem Inevitable

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

There’s a lot of juicy gossip swirling in media circles these days regarding who may be getting into bed with whom–and the potential players involved are big.

The question of “how big” leads right to ABC News. Deep cuts earlier this year ginned up the rumor mill that the division was being readied for a sale or merger with cash-rich Bloomberg TV. At the same time, persistent speculation about a CBS News deal with CNN bobbed to the surface once again. While those two networks have a history of sharing talent, Katie Couric and her lucrative CBS News contract have been an added, tangential aspect of the merger speculation this time around. More…