Report: Eliot Spitzer Approached WABC About Hosting
June 15, 2010 at 4:21 AM (PT)
NEW YORK MAGAZINE is reporting that former NEW YORK Governor ELIOT SPITZER first turned to radio for a possible media comeback from his scandal and resignation from the state's top job.
CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK PD LAURIE CANTILLO told the magazine's GABRIEL SHERMAN that SPITZER's agent GEORGE HILTZIK approached the station, bringing SPITZER and ad executive and SPITZER confidante DAN LEVINSON to a meeting with CANTILLO. CANTILLO said that she offered only a SUNDAY 4-6p guest hosting opportunity, talking in a debut show about the scandal that ended his administration, but after the meeting, only received one more call from SPITZER's camp.
"I agreed to meet with him as a courtesy to the former governor," CANTILLO told SHERMAN. "We had one meeting. I think he had it in his mind he would host. That was not our interest ... We had one meeting. I think he had it in his mind he would host. That was not our interest."
Widespread speculation has centered on SPITZER joining CNN as a possible CAMPBELL BROWN replacement, but nothing has yet been determined.
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