Discovery to name Chris Licht as the next head of CNN


Tv producer Chris Licht is pictured whereas attending The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Most Highly effective Individuals in Media cocktail reception in New York on April 11, 2019. Licht is about to be named as the following head of CNN, based on a supply with information of the matter.

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Tv producer Chris Licht is pictured whereas attending The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Most Highly effective Individuals in Media cocktail reception in New York on April 11, 2019. Licht is about to be named as the following head of CNN, based on a supply with information of the matter.

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Discovery is about to call veteran TV producer Chris Licht as the following head of CNN, based on a supply with information of the matter.

Licht, at present the chief producer of the “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert”, would substitute Jeff Zucker, who resigned earlier this month after saying he had did not acknowledge a romantic relationship with a senior govt on the community.

A proper announcement of Licht’s appointment is predicted as early as subsequent week, the supply stated.

Licht helped create “Morning Joe” at MSNBC after which joined CBS Information the place he was the chief producer of “CBS This Morning.”

Discovery is predicted to finish a merger with CNN’s company mum or dad, WarnerMedia, later this yr.

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