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Source: Anderson Cooper staying with CNN with new contract

FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper attends the Turner Network 2016 Upfronts in New York. Cooper signed a long-term deal to stay with CNN, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday, Oct. 4. His decision may put an end to the possibility he'll join Kelly Ripa as co-host of ABC's "Live." She reportedly favored him to replace Michael Strahan, who jumped to ABC’s “Good Morning America." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 05, 2016 - 5:27 AM

LOS ANGELES - CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is sticking with the cable news network.

Cooper signed a long-term deal to stay with CNN, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The person, who is not authorized to talk publicly about contracts, spoke on condition of anonymity.

Cooper's decision may put an end to the possibility he'll join Kelly Ripa as co-host of ABC's talk show "Live." She reportedly favoured him to replace Michael Strahan, who jumped to ABC's "Good Morning America."

Cooper has served as a guest co-host on "Live," a sharp contrast to the high-profile campaign work he's doing on CNN — which includes joining with ABC's Martha Raddatz to moderate the second Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debate on Sunday.

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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