The AM Ticker: Zucker/Waywire, ‘Today’/App, USGA/Fox Sports


By Alex Weprin Comment

  • CNN president Jeff Zucker’s 15-year old son has resigned from the board of Waywire, an online video start-up co-founded by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the New York Post reports. The younger Zucker was hired as a “millennial adviser” and was granted stock options.

  • NBC’s “Today” has officially launched its new app for iOS and Android devices. “The new ‘Today’ app is just the first in a series of major launches in the coming months,” NBC News chief digital officer Vivian Schiller says.

  • In a deal that rocked the sports media world, Fox Sports inked an agreement with the USGA to carry the U.S. Open golf tournament starting in 2015. Fox and Fox Sports 1 will now have championship golf for the first time, as they continue to add sports rights to compete with ESPN.