Anderson Cooper, John King at center of Jeff Zucker’s CNN shakeup

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The Daily Mail has the latest on the rapidly transforming lineup at CNN:

Anderson Cooper's 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed.

The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between.

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However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show.

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And MailOnline [was] told how CNN chief national correspondent John King could be ousted from the network in favour of new Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper.

No name yet on Cooper's 10 p.m. replacement "news star," though earlier reports that Zucker was eyeing Ann Curry were denied by "sources" to TMZ.

UPDATE: CNN announced this afternoon:

In a Jake Tapper Reports documentary, the anchor and chief Washington correspondent will look back at one of the deadliest days of the Afghan war through a compelling interview with former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who led the courageous battle when Combat Outpost Keating was attacked on Oct. 3, 2009. The one-hour special will air Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. ET, just days before President Obama will award Romesha the Medal of Honor for his actions that deadly day.

Meanwhile, another new hire has been announced at the network, where new boss Jeff Zucker has been shaking things up dramatically during his first two weeks on the job.

"Zain Asher joins CNN as business correspondent, where she will appear across platforms covering the latest news on personal finance, money and the economy," CNN announced in a statement this morning. "Asher comes from MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing, primarily focusing on stocks, mutual funds, consumer tech stories and workplace advice."

On Capital....

A goodbye to teary newsroom scenes? Why Friday's wake at the 'Times' was undercovered

In other news...

New York Times Company shares fall ahead of quarterly earnings results. [Bloomberg]

Jill Abramson's chat with Alec Baldwin. [Jim Romenesko]

Deadspin's ride to renown. [The Daily Beast]

Slate's third act. [paidContent]

The Daily News is moving back to Manhattan. [Crain's]

Longtime former New York Post editor "Joe Rab" is dead at 93. [New York Post]

Fox News is keeping its eye on Geraldo as he considers running for office. [NYT/Media Decoder]

A first look at the new WSJ. magazine. [W.W.D.]

More masthead changes at Wired. [W.W.D.]

What it's like reporting on the K.S.M. trial. [Vice]

Quote of the day...

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The Chinese aren't the only ones blacking out CNN, Jon Stewart cracks:

Here's Chris Christie hamming it up with David Letterman:

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W.W.D.'s Erik Maza chimes in on yesterday's discussion about media reporting and The New York Times:

I think she has a point that there's fewer stories about the palace intrigue of these places like Conde Nast and the Times, but I think she's wrong with her conclusion that it's out of a lack of interest. Unless you're the Times itself, most places have one media reporter, and science has so far prevented us from splitting into four. So while we're pursuing a story about the Times, there's also stories to do about Time Inc, Conde Nast, The New York Observer, TNR, etc etc. Also, people that would have covered this more frequently before aren't incentivized to do so now because while media stories attract smart readers, they don't attract a critical mass.

Conde Nast has a new communications chief:

Patricia S. Röckenwagner has been named senior vice president, corporate communications, it was announced today by Jill Bright, chief administrative officer of Condé Nast. The appointment will be effective February 11, 2013, with Ms. Röckenwagner reporting to Ms. Bright.

In this role, Ms. Röckenwagner will be responsible for the Company’s communications, public relations and corporate positioning strategies, including media relations, employee communications and corporate social responsibility. Patricia Steele, senior vice president, corporate media relations will continue to manage all press-related matters and will report to Ms. Röckenwagner.

“We are delighted to welcome Patti to Condé Nast,” said Ms. Bright. “Patti is a proven leader who brings with her a wealth of expertise in developing and managing compelling messaging for iconic brands, and executing high-impact, strategic communications. She will be a valuable contributor to our organization and a supportive resource and partner to the brands.”

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- Again and again I noticed that women who had had plastic surgery, Botox, and other procedures done to their face would not look younger, just wrinkle free, says Henrik Vejlgaard, founder of www.LookYoungerMagazine.com. They simply did not change their clothing, make-up, and hair styles which all send strong signals about age.

- Whether we like it or not, our clothing, hairstyle and accessories hold some powerful signals, also about our age. If you are aware of these signals and know how to use them, you can easily take years of your age, he says. We will guide people and help them choose the clothing, accessories, hairstyles etc. that will make them look the age they feel.