Now that Charlie Rose has been fired from CBS for sexually harassing multiple women, CBS This Morning is reportedly “begging” Oprah Winfrey to take his place.
“They are begging Oprah to fill in,” a source tells Page Six. “Not full time…But they are hoping she’ll do one day, two days, one hour, fill in ’til Christmas. Anything.”
The plan is reportedly to have a rotating cast of CBS news talent filling in for the disgraced anchor.
Having Winfrey join the ‘This Morning’ anchor desk isn’t such a bad idea. The media mogul is already working on CBS’s 60 Minutes and she is best friends with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King.
Producers are reportedly desperate for her to fill in because they are worried that “unless you get a superstar [on the show], it’s always going to be, ‘Charlie’s missing.’”
King brought up Winfrey while on air Tuesday saying, “I really am still reeling. I got an hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night. Both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I am not OK.”
It was five years of wooing before Winfrey agreed to become part of 60 Minutes.