Howard Stern is reportedly in discussions with NBC to replace Piers Morgan as the host of America's Got Talent. According to the Wall Street Journal, the contract includes an annual salary of $15 million.
If Stern signs on, the show could relocate from Los Angeles to New York City, as Stern will continue to host his radio show. The move will cost $10 million.
Stern is the highest paid radio personality in the country: He reportedly rakes in $80 million a year to host The Howard Stern Show, which airs on Sirius FM radio (a subscription based service). Stern is currently ranked at number 26 on Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrites list.
Piers Morgan recently announced he would be leaving America's Got Talent to dedicate his focus to CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, which will heavily cover the coming 2012 election.
If Stern takes the job, he will work alongside Howie Mandel and Sharon Osborne.
Stern was in the news earlier this week after much-reviled director Brett Ratner appeared on The Howard Stern Show. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Tom Sherak said that Ratner's (so-called) resignation was a result not only of the gay slur he made during a Tower Heist Q&A: Sherak said he was appalled at hearing the interview, which reminded me why I don't listen to Howard Stern.