Terence Burke Out as CNN’s SVP of National News

By A.J. Katz 

Terence Burke is out at CNN.

The senior vice president of national news, Burke oversaw domestic newsgathering operations including CNN’s national news desk, and its regional bureaus.

Burke joined CNN in 1999, and served in a number of key roles domestically and internationally over the years, including as a producer, an editor and a manager.


“I want to take the opportunity to thank Terence Burke for his many years of service to CNN,” said evp Andrew Morse states in a note to staff. “He has played a critical role in shaping our domestic newsgathering organization, and he has brought great enthusiasm, skill and creativity to every assignment…We wish Terence the very best as he seeks his next role.”

Morse, himself, is also seeing a change to his job. Morse currently oversees CNN Digital as well as CNN domestic newsgathering. He’s stepping away from the newsgathering role to focus solely on digital.

Morse, a co-founder of Great Big Story, CNN’s digital storytelling startup is also tasked with transforming GBS into a 24-hour streaming network.

He also helped bring YouTube star Casey Neistat to CNN, an experiment that didn’t last. Just last week, CNN Digital cut 50 staff positions.

Virginia Moseley will now lead CNN’s domestic reporting teams across the country, and will report directly to CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker.

Sam Feist will remain CNN’s Washington bureau chief, and also report to Zucker.