CNN Names Stephanopoulos Chief Digital Officer

CNN Worldwide has named Athan Stephanopoulos executive vice president andchief digital officer. 

Charged with overseeing the digital business globally across editorial, product, technology, operations and innovation strategies, Stephanopoulos will report to CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht, starting Nov. 14.  

Previously, he served for eight years as president of NowThis, a news site targeted to Gen Z and millennial consumers now owned by Vox Media, and before that founded Cliptamatic, a social media distribution platform acquired by NowThis in 2014. 

The hire is part of Licht’s push to reposition the CNN brand to put less stress on politics and broaden its coverage and audiences.

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