Bloomberg LP head of U.S. television Andrew Morse is planning to leave the financial news channel for CNN, TVNewser has learned.
At CNN Morse is expected be in a high-level role related to newsgathering, though his exact title isn’t yet clear. He would report into CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, who has been seeking to refresh the channel’s content and strategy since taking over early this year.
Morse joined Bloomberg TV in June 2011, taking over responsibility for editorial, programming operations and development, while also advising on other Bloomberg Media properties.
Morse began his career at ABC News in 1996 as a desk assistant, before becoming a producer. He took over “Good Morning America” weekend in 2007, and then shifted to ABC News Digital as executive producer of innovation and integration before joining Bloomberg.
CNN and Bloomberg TV declined to comment.
Update: Bloomberg Media chief Andy Lack has confirmed the move in an email to Bloomberg staff obtained by TVNewser. You can read it below.
Andrew Morse is leaving us as head of our US Television Operations today to
take on a new leadership role at CNN. As most of you know, Andrew has done a
great job for us, driving our digital transformation in television and
deepening our coverage in business news. His passion and tenacity made us
stronger every day. While we will miss him, please join me in congratulating
Andrew and wishing him all the very best.