CBS News won't speculate over future of Gayle King's contract

As rumors swirl over Gayle King’s future at CBS News, a network spokesperson told HuffPost on Friday it is “declining to engage in any speculation” over whether the star anchor’s contract will be renewed.

On Thursday, the New York Post’s Page Six reported that King was about to sign a multimillion-dollar deal to remain at the outlet where she’s currently the co-host of “CBS This Morning.”

However, the network didn’t offer details on the matter.

Last month, Variety learned that Norah O’Donnell, another of the show’s co-hosts, could be moving over to a lead role on “CBS Evening News,” which has been anchored by Jeff Glor since 2017. No changes have been announced yet.

Meanwhile King has continued to solidify her standing as a powerhouse cable newser, receiving widespread praise following her interview with singer R. Kelly who’s been hit with a series of sexual abuse charges involving allegations that he’s been operating a sex cult.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Gayle King attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 22: Gayle King attends Common's 5th Annual Toast to the Arts at Ysabel on February 22, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Getty Images for Freedom Road Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Gayle King is seen on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by JNI/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 20: REBA McENTIRE ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ON CBS THIS MORNING, with CBS This Morning Co-Hosts, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. FEB. 20 IN THE 8:00 AM ET HOUR. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: Bill and Melinda Gates in the CBS Toyota Greenroom with Co-Host Gayle King before their appearance on CBS THIS MORNING, Feb 12, 2019. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Gayle King attends the 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Gayle King attends opening night of 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' at the Shubert Theatre on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for 'To Kill A Mockingbird')
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Gayle King -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Gayle King and Lenny Kravitz -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Dave Chappelle and Gayle King pose backstage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Gayle King speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Gayle King attends Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Gayle King arrives at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation 'Magical Evening' Gala on November 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 05: (Image was captured on the LG V40 ThinQ) Gayle King arrives on the red carpet at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Tom Hanks and Gayle King pose before their conversation at 92nd Street Y on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Gayle King attends the 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Gayle King attends opening night of "To Kill A Mocking Bird" at the Shubert Theatre on December 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for "To Kill A Mockingbird")
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 02: Gayle King speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)
SHERATON TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/11/15: Gayle King attends The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Magical Evening Gala at Sheraton Times Square. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Gayle King attends the Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Reopening on November 9, 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Gayle King speaks onstage at the WSJ. Magazine 2018 Innovator Awards Sponsored By Harry Winston, FlexJet & Barneys New York - Inside at MOMA on November 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 5: Gayle King attends Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Tom Hanks and Gayle King pose before their conversation at 92nd Street Y on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Journalist Gayle King attends the 28th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Gayle King attends the world premiere of 'Nobody's Fool' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 28, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Gayle King during Thursday's October 25, 2018 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Gayle King, Ashley Graham, and Sade Baderinwa attend the 2018 Hearst MagFront on October 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Hearst)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: TV Personality Gayle King (L) and Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton In Conversation with Gayle King at the 92nd Street Y on October 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Gayle King, CO-HOST OF "CBS THIS MORNING." (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
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Though Kelly ranted and raved at King’s line of questioning, even standing up and throwing his fists into the air, she remained cool and collected, continuing the interview despite the chaos.

King has kept quiet on whether she will stay at the network amid its struggle for ratings, which have caused her concern, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Asked by the outlet last month about her plans, King simply said “I really love my job” and “I think it’s kind of foolish to predict the future.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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