LICHT OUT AT CNN! CEO Resigns After 13-Month Disastrous Downward Spiral [DETAILS]

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.07.23

CNN is parting ways with CEO Chris Licht.

In the wake of a bombshell profile in The Atlantic that painted Chris Licht in an unflattering light, the CNN CEO has decided to resign; Warner Bros. Discovery says it’s effective immediately.

“I have great respect for Chris, personally and professionally,” Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said in a statement. “The job of leading CNN was never going to be easy, especially at a time of huge disruption and transformation, and he has poured his heart and soul into it.”

Licht leaves just 13 months after taking over for former CNN head Jeff Zucker.

From The New York Post:

The company announced that Licht will be replaced in the interim by a group “comprising seasoned programming leaders” such as Amy Entelis, the executive vice president of talent and content development; Virginia Moseley, executive vice president of editorial; and Eric Sherling, who heads US-based programming.

David Leavy, the longtime trusted aide to Zaslav who was recently installed as chief operating officer, will head the commercial side, according to Warner Bros. Discovery.

Zaslav addressed CNN staffers during a morning editorial meeting on Wednesday, according to former CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, who was axed from the network after Licht took over.

“I met with Chris and he will be leaving CNN,” Zaslav is quoted as saying.

“We’re in the process of conducting a wide search, internally and externally, for a new leader.”

Licht was responsible for firing CNN hosts Don Lemon and Brian Stelter in an attempt to bring the network back towards the middle; ratings hit all-time lows under his leadership.

More over at The New York Post:

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