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November 20, 2013 at 04:21 PM EST

CNN’s chief silver fox is staying put, at least through the next presidential election.

EW can confirm that Anderson Cooper has renewed his CNN contract, inking a deal to stay with the cable news network through 2016’s presidential race. (The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.)

The intrepid newsman came to CNN in 2001, after a stint at ABC News (and host of The Mole); he’s hosted his signature show, Anderson Cooper 360°, since 2003. From September 2011 through May of this year, Cooper also hosted a syndicated talk show called Anderson.

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