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CNN Hires Jautz To Run U.S. Network

  • CNN, Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:33 PM
CNN President Jim Walton announced a major shakeup of CNN management, replacing the head of CNN/US with a longtime CNN executive Ken Jautz. HLN head Jautz takes over as executive vice president of CNN/US, replacing Jonathan Klein, who headed the network for six years. CNN's chief marketing officer Scot Safon will run HLN, replacing Jautz.

Jautz, who joined CNN in 1989 as a bureau chief in Germany, has held a wide variety of jobs at the company, including executive vice president in charge of CNN's business news operations. Most recently, Jautz has presided over the revamp and rebranding of the HLN channel, introducing signature programs such as Nancy Grace, Joy Behar, ShowBiz Tonight. The new evening line-up doubled the network's prime-time ratings. Walton said that a search is under way for the new position of company-wide managing editor.



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