CNN Co-Founder and Longtime CBS Exec Dies

By Andrew Gauthier 

Los Angeles Times

Robert J. Wussler, a CNN co-founder and a longtime CBS executive, has died after a long illness. He was 73.

Wussler died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn., spokesman Arthur Sando said.


Robert Joseph Wussler was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Newark, N.J., and graduated in 1957 from Seton Hall University with a bachelor’s in communication arts. He started his 21-year career at CBS working in the mailroom and rose to become head of the sports division and then president of the network. More…