It's Official: Jeff Zucker To Be CNN Prez

Washington Post, Thursday, November 29, 2012 11:26 AM
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Former NBCUniversal President and CEO Jeff Zucker will take over as president of CNN Worldwide when Jim Walton retires at the end of the year, the network announced. He'll have his hands full; CNN "has been in a world of hurt, ratings-wise, domestically, for some time," writes Lisa de Moraes. Zucker is currently executive producer of Katie Couric's syndicated talk show for Disney. 

At NBC, Zucker infamously decided to program Jay Leno every weeknight at 10 p.m., a move that "tanked," writes de Moraes. "Zucker’s also the guy who masterminded Conan [O'Brien]'s ouster from 'Tonight' and Leno’s re-instatement [to the late-night slot]. People are still talking about that one."

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