Deadline: Hollywood was also the first to report that Anderson was approached about replacing Matt Lauer on The Today Show later this year.
TVNewser is reporting that Cooper is in flux at CNN and has some leway in his contract now that his daytime talk show is coming to an end. They write:
One thing is clear: the next few months will likely decide Cooper’s fate at CNN. With the cancellation of his daytime talk show, Cooper is believed to have more flexibility in his contract, potentially allowing him to look into other opportunities. That said, and as the pilot indicates, CNN executives do not want to lose the anchor, whose name has become synonymous with terrific field reportage. “CNN does not want to lose Anderson, he is the best thing they have going right now,” one staffer told TVNewser.
If you're interested there's more to read on this subject at HuffPo, The Hollywood Reporter TVGuide, and TMZ.