CNN And Vice Lead 44th Annual News Emmy Awards

The first night of the 44th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring the winners in the News categories, was held Wednesday in New York City.

CNN’s Inside Politics Sunday With Manu Raju Debuts This Week

After A Year Of Chaos, CNN Bets On New CEO Thompson To Focus On Long-Term Viability

When former CNN Chief Executive Officer Chris Licht started running the news organization last year, he was given a mission by his boss, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav: change the network’s programming and tone to emphasize news rather than “advocacy” journalism. With Licht now fired, CNN’s incoming CEO, Mark Thompson, has a new mission: everything else.


CNN Throws In The Towel

In replacing Chris Licht with Mark Thompson, David Zaslav lost an opportunity to move the channel back towards straight news. The loss of reasoned debate among people who disagree, yet still respect each other, is the great tragedy of the 21st century. CNN had a chance to build a small bridge over that chasm of partisanship, but the opportunity now seems to be gone.

CNN Celebrates 40 Years Of Christiane Amanpour

CNN Names Marc Stewart Beijing Correspondent

Meet Mark Thompson: The Big-Brained Brit With A Unique Set Of Skills To Save CNN

“I like big challenges, that should be fairly apparent. That might come in the shape of another big executive job,” Thompson once said. “I’m interested in the puzzle of how you help organizations confront the present and the future.”

Ratings: Fox News No. 1 In Primetime On Wednesday; CNN, MSNBC Split Second Place

Ratings: Fox News Rides GOP Primary Debate Broadcast To Dominant First Place Finish

MSNBC and CNN did have strong weeks as well. Ari Melber was the most-watched cable news host at 6 p.m., while Erin Burnett Outfront earned first place in the A25-54 demo at 7 p.m.

CNN Anchor Fredricka Whitfield Named 2023 Women’s Media Award Honoree

The CNN Max Dilemma: Streaming Launch Could Leave CNN Cable Business Behind

Live-streamed news content “will make Max more valuable,” one analyst told The Wrap, but it could come at the expense of the linear network.

Mark Thompson Helped Steady Two News Outlets. Can He Do The Same At CNN?

Thompson, who oversaw a period of growth at The New York Times and the BBC, will lead the network during a pivotal period.

Mark Thompson Is An ‘Inspired Choice’ At CNN

Ex-New York Times CEO and BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s appointment as CNN’s new CEO offers some much-needed good news as the troubled network seeks to turn its ratings declines around and reinvent itself for the digital age, sources say.

Mark Thompson Named Chairman-CEO Of CNN Worldwide

The former director-general of the BBC and president and CEO of the New York Times Co. to take the helm of the global news organization.

Mark Thompson Poised To Be Named CNN’s Next CEO

Mark Thompson, the former chief executive of The New York Times, is expected to take over Warner Bros. Discovery’s cable news business, a person familiar with the matter confirms. WBD is expected to make his hire official this week.

Two Brits On The List For Top CNN Job

Warner Bros. Discovery’s search for an outsider to run CNN has taken it to two high-profile veterans of the BBC. The news broke last week that a leading contender for the job is Mark Thompson, the former New York Times and BBC chief. But the company has also spoken to another prominent British journalist, James Harding, who led BBC News from 2013 to 2017 and then founded the British digital media outlet Tortoise.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav Has Made Up His Mind About Next CNN Boss

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has reportedly made up his mind about who will replace Chris Licht as the next chairman of CNN. Zaslav has been trying to convince former New York Times boss Mark Thompson to take the reins at Hudson Yards, according to the news site Puck.

CNN Taps Anchors For Original Streaming Shows On Max

Warner Bros. Discovery is planning to launch new original programs from CNN that will stream on its Max streaming service, according to three people familiar with the matter. Jim Sciutto, Bianna Golodryga, Rahel Solomon and Christiane Amanpour are among the CNN journalists who have been tapped to take part in the effort, according to two of these people.

CNN Considers Former New York Times CEO For Top Job

The former New York Times and BBC chief Mark Thompson is a leading candidate to lead CNN, according to people familiar with the conversations on both sides of the Atlantic. Thompson, who left the Times in 2020 after eight years, is among a group of candidates in the mix for the job, according to three people familiar with the recruiting process.

CNN Adds LA Times Reporter To Political Coverage Team

MSNBC Wins Total Viewers For Second Night Amid Continued Coverage Of Donald Trump’s Indictment

As the news cycle focus continued to be on Donald Trump’s latest indictment, MSNBC notched another win in primetime. The network averaged 1.99 million viewers on Tuesday evening, with All in with Chris Hayes and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell winning their time periods. Fox News averaged 1.92 million and CNN posted 779,000.

Selina Wang Jumps To ABC News From CNN For Senior White House Reporting Role

Selina Wang, who served as CNN’s only reporter on the ground during the coronavirus-challenged Beijing Winter Olympics, will soon become one of ABC News’ key personnel in a very different arena: The White House. (Image: ABC/Pawel Kaminski)

Saima Mohsin Wins Right To Sue CNN For Unfair Dismissal And Discrimination After Injury On Assignment

The former CNN journalist has won the right to take the news network to an employment tribunal in the UK with her claim of unfair dismissal and discrimination after she was injured on assignment in Israel.

Dianna Russini Departs CNN To Lead The Athletic NFL Coverage

CNN Overhauls Programming Lineup

Abby Phillips will be 10 p.m.’s new anchor in a dramatic overhaul of the network’s morning and evening schedules.

Longtime CNN Graphics Operator Melissa Elkas Dies

Tim Carter Named EP Of ‘CNN Newsroom With Jim Acosta’

The Situation Room supervising producer Tim Carter has been named executive producer of CNN Newsroom with Jim Acosta, which airs Saturdays and Sundays on CNN. Carter, who has worked on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer team for the past five years, will remain based in CNN’s Washington, D.C., bureau in his new role, which he steps into next month.

CNN Graphics Staffer Dies After ‘Medical Emergency’ At New York Bureau

CNN Adds New Republic Correspondent Daniel Strauss As Political Reporter

Donald Trump’s Defamation Lawsuit Against CNN Over ‘The Big Lie’ Dismissed In Florida

Trump had been seeking punitive damages of $475 million in the federal lawsuit filed last October in South Florida, claiming the references hurt his reputation and political career. U.S. District Judge Raag Singhal, who was appointed by Trump, said Friday in his ruling that the former president’s defamation claims failed because the references were opinions and not factual statements.

Variety Revises Article On Former CNN Chief Jeff Zucker That Was Sharply Criticized

The entertainment publication Variety, under fire this week for an article by Tatiana Siegel it published last Tuesday about former CNN chief Jeff Zucker’s interest in his old employer, revised the piece on Friday to reflect some of the complaints about it. None of its changes affected what was written about Zucker, however. He has called for the story to be retracted.

CNN Chief Business Correspondent And ‘Early Start’ Anchor Christine Romans Exiting Channel

CNN Early Start anchor and chief business correspondent Christine Romans has decided to leave the cable news channel. Romans announced her decision Friday morning, in conjunction with an on-air sendoff on CNN This Morning. Her last day at the channel is today.

CNN Names Matthew Hilk Head Of Domestic Newsgathering

Jeff Zucker, ‘Baffled’ And ‘Stunned’ By Variety Article, Asks For Retraction

Variety faces fierce backlash over Tatiana Siegel’s article that claimed Zucker has been gearing up to acquire CNN.

Variety Story On CNN Hit With Backlash

The Hollywood trade publication is being confronted with serious questions about its journalism from top industry figures over a feature story it published Tuesday that aimed to offer a fresh look into the behind-the-scenes drama and power struggles that beset CNN over the last 18 months.

Inside the Battle for CNN: Jeff Zucker, David Zaslav, Chris Licht And 18 Months Of Crazy Backstabbing

Not even Fox’s $787 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems can compare to the drama that’s enveloped CNN during and after the one-year reign of Chris Licht, who some insiders have described as a Julius Caesar figure surrounded by backstabbers.

CNN Hires Kayla Tausche As Senior White House Correspondent

CNN Senior Political Analyst Kirsten Powers Exits Network After 7-Year Run

Kate Bedingfield Joins CNN As Political Commentator

The former White House communications director will be based in D.C.

CNN’s Clarissa Ward Named Honoree For 53rd Annual Matrix Awards