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Chris Licht’s CNN ousting paves way for trio of Jeff Zucker-era holdovers to satisfy staffers

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2023
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CNN CEO Chris Licht's abrupt exit on Wednesday paved the way for a trio of Jeff Zucker disciples to lead the long-struggling network on an interim basis. Zucker, who was forced out last year ahead of a long-planned merger that put CNN under the control of Warner Bros. Discovery, became synonymous with left-wing opinion programming. Zucker was beloved by staffers, and many of CNN’s biggest stars were openly distraught when he was terminated. Licht, who replaced Zucker, was never embraced by his predecessor’s loyal soldiers who remained in place, and...

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