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Topic: Jeff Zucker

CNN Bumps Up Original Programming

9 p.m. slot will now feature series and documentaries

In keeping with Jeff Zucker's mandate to evolve away from the traditional newscast, CNN in its  Thursday upfront presentation announced another surge in original programing. With the departure of Piers Morgan, the nightly…

CNNx Promises It's a New Way to Watch News

App lets users watch the past 24 hours on demand with bonus digital content

CNN embraced the digital component of its news service on Thursday when it announced CNNx, a new way to watch the network's programming. The app allows users to scroll through a…

Turner Taps Donna Speciale to Oversee Integrated TV, Digital Sales

Restructuring squeezes out CNN vet Greg D’Alba

On the eve of the 2014-15 upfront, Turner Broadcasting System has begun making sweeping changes in the structure of its ad sales unit, and as a result, one well-respected veteran will…

Ben Sherwood Named Top Dog at Disney/ABC Television Group

News chief to succeed Anne Sweeney in 2015

The Walt Disney Co. announced today that it has named ABC News president Ben Sherwood the successor to Anne Sweeney. Effective Feb. 1, 2015, Sherwood will assume the title of…

Piers Morgan Never Really Arrived on CNN and Now He's Leaving

Will Bill Weir replace him 'sometime in March'?

Piers Morgan's 9 p.m. show on CNN is ending, the host told the New York Times' David Carr. Morgan is one of the few remaining high-profile hires from Jonathan Klein's…

CNN Creates Yet Another Films Division

New unit will handle acquisitions, windowing

You could be forgiven for hearing that CNN has a new brand called CNN Films Presents and asking, "Don't they have one of those already?" CNN Films, the shingle launched…

CNN President Cautiously Embraces Social Media

Jeff Zucker points to increased importance of digital

Thanks to a recent partnership with Facebook, CNN can track which topics are trending on the social network at a given time. But CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said on…

CNN's Remodeled Digital Platform Looks Really Expensive

Site now includes live network stream

You can watch CNN on CNN.com as of this morning. It's in a little window in a corner of the site, running live from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and…

Liberal Media Watchdog Decries Clinton Specials

No, this isn't an article in the Onion

Talk about the most unlikeliest of political allies: liberal media watchdog Media Matters agrees with the Republican National Committee that NBC and CNN should cancel their special programming on former…

RNC Threatens NBC, CNN Over Hillary Clinton Programming

Priebus says he'll pull support for 2016 debates on both media outlets

It's only 2013 and Hillary Clinton hasn't even declared she's a presidential candidate yet—but already the 2016 presidential election is getting nasty. The GOP took NBC and CNN to task…

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