Bringing Out The Bronx In CNN

By Brian 

Here’s David Bauder’s lead in a new CNN chief profile: “Jonathan Klein wants to bring out the Bronx in CNN. There’s a toughness, an aggressiveness imbued in many residents of the new CNN chief’s native borough. They have street smarts that residents of posher neighborhoods have rarely needed to get ahead.

“Stamping that underdog personality on CNN requires nothing short of an attitude transplant, a willingness to fight at a complacent organization knocked on its heels by years of executive turmoil and ratings dominance by scrappy rival Fox News Channel.”

> Also: “Our focus is on beating the broadcast networks,” Fox spokesperson Irena Briganti says in the story. “We wish Jon well in his battle for second place with MSNBC.”