Licht is just the beginning.
According to a report from The New York Post, the PR executives in charge of overseeing The Atlantic profile piece on ousted CNN CEO Chris Licht have been let go from the company.
CNN is preparing to “clean house,” insider sources reveal.
From The New York Post:
A source tells us that network execs are cleaning house in the communications department, which oversaw the article which laid bare everything from Licht’s distaste for its journalists’ work under the previous boss to his workout routine.
We hear that senior vice president of communications, Matt Dornic — who made several appearances in the article “Inside the Meltdown at CNN” as an “omnipresent” figure and is described as “a mainstay of Licht’s small entourage” — has been given the boot.
He was with the company since 2011.
Another source tells us that EVP & Global Head of Communications and Marketing at CNN, Kris Coratti Kelly, was cleaning out her desk last night.
Kelly, formerly of the The Washington Post, was brought on to the role by Licht last July as he was filling out his leadership team.
During a call on Wednesday morning, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said he has begun “a thorough internal and external search” for a new CEO.
Zaslav also took responsibility for the mess over at the house that Ted Turner built.
“For a number of reasons, things didn’t work and that’s unfortunate and ultimately that’s on me. And I take full responsibility for that.”
This story is developing…
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