Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt is rumored to be pursuing a career in hosting a TV show. Schmidt said that he is planning to step down in April as co-founder Larry Page plans to take over the role. Schmidt has been talking to CNN Parker Spitzer executive producer Liza McGuirk on developing a show for himself. McGuirk and Schmidt connected for the first time on the TV show “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” McGuirk was an executive producer of the Fareed show and Schmidt was a regular guest. “Eric wants to be a talk-show host. He’s been working with Liza to develop a show, but he has not yet been picked up by any network,” stated a New York Post source.
In my opinion, I don’t think that Schmidt has what it takes to be a talk show host. I believe he has a personality that comes off as creepy. When Eric Schmidt appeared on Parker Spitzer and he was asked about Google Street View privacy concerns, he simply replied “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Seems like a pretty creepy thing to say. Schmidt plans to step down as CEO of the company in April 4th. He will remain as the executive chairman of the company afterwards. “Eric Schmidt has been looking for a TV job for over a year,” stated an insider at CNN. “But the pilot he filmed with Liza was a complete disaster.”