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Chris Wallace Sets HBO Max Return, Interview Show Will Air Weekly on CNN

After a five month hiatus, Chris Wallace is ready to ask more questions. The CNN anchor, whose streaming show was pulled when the channel shuttered the short-lived CNN+ service, will return on a much larger streaming platform later this month: HBO Max. CNN says that the new season of Wallace’s interview show, Who’s Talking to […]

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CNN Staff Brace for Change as Chris Licht Era Starts to Take Shape

On Friday morning, CNN CEO Chris Licht addressed the decision to cancel the Sunday show Reliable Sources, and told staff on the news channel’s 9 a.m. editorial call that there will be more changes to come. “I want to acknowledge that this is a time of significant change, and I know that many of you […]

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Chris Licht Sets His Leadership Team at CNN

CNN CEO Chris Licht has set his executive team, firming up the direct reports who will help run the cable news channel’s global operations. Licht’s appointments are mostly longtime CNN staffers, reflecting a desire to shift CNN’s focus toward hard news, rather than a desire to make dramatic change. “With this strong team now in […]

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Upfront Dispatches: Zaslav and Oprah Bet on CNN, Lizzo Can’t Be Censored

Succession and Shark Week are together at last. Exactly 366 days after closing a blockbuster deal to marry Warner Bros. and Discovery, David Zaslav took the upfront stage Wednesday morning for the first time as CEO of the newly merged media behemoth. And he did not mince words. Referencing Rupert Murdoch’s 1980s power play to […]

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Chris Licht Officially Tapped as Next CNN Chief

Veteran producer Chris Licht has officially been tapped as CNN’s next leader. Licht’s title will be chairman and CEO of CNN Global. He is expected to start in May, after the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger is completed — which is anticipated to happen in April. In a note to CNN staff Monday, Licht said that he plans […]

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