Morning Ticker: AJAM, CBS, CNN

By Chris Ariens 

  • Marcy McGinnis has been named SVP of Corporate Outreach for Al Jazeera America. She’ll manage initiatives with colleges, universities and NGOs. McGinnis had been SVP of Newsgathering for AJAM and was previously SVP of News Coverage at CBS News.
  • 10.5 million watched Sunday’s “60 Minutes” good enough for the 10th most-watched primetime broadcast of the week. This is the 14th time this season that the CBS Newsmagazine has made the Top 10.
  • CNN has five new documentaries set for 2016. The films range from a biography of Steve Jobs, to a feature about base jumping, and the film “Unseen Enemy” about potentially deadly pathogens. All films will appear in theaters before airing on CNN/U.S.