The Jew And The Carrot

Larry King Leaves CNN for Bagels Biz

By Devra Ferst

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You can take the boy out of Brooklyn, but apparently you can’t take Brooklyn out of Larry King.

The Brooklyn-native and long-time newsman will step down from his helm at CNN later this year and step into a new role as a financial partner of The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, according to the news site Deadline.

King, who was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, was raised by religious Jewish immigrants in the bagel capital of New York, but later left the city and the religion, becoming agnostic.

His new employer, a Florida-based bagel company claims to have developed water treatment technology to recreate the tap water in Brooklyn, which is widely credited for making the borough’s famous bagels. King will lend his name and help to the company as they open a franchise in the carbohydrate desert of Beverly Hills.

Larry, we’re sorry we lost you as a member of the tribe, but thanks for remembering our food!


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