Jeff Zucker Named President Of CNN Worldwide
November 29, 2012 at 7:44 AM (PT)
Former NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION GROUP President/CEO JEFF ZUCKER has been named President of CNN WORLDWIDE, effective in JANUARY. ZUCKER, who spent 25 years with NBC including stints as Exec. Producer of the TODAY Show and NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH TOM BROKAW, will report to TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. Chairman/CEO PHIL KENT.
“JEFF’s experience as a news executive is unmatched for its breadth and success,” said KENT. “He built and sustained the number-one brand in morning news, and under his watch NBC’s signature news programming set a standard for quality and professionalism. As a programmer, a brand-builder and a leader, he will bring energy and new thinking to CNN. I couldn’t be happier to welcome him or more excited about what he’ll accomplish here.”
“I am thrilled to join the distinguished team of journalists across the worldwide platforms of CNN,” said ZUCKER. “The global reach and scale of the CNN brand is unparalleled in all of news. Outside of my family and the MIAMI DOLPHINS, there is nothing I am as passionate about as journalism. I spent the most rewarding years of my career as a journalist, and it’s where I look forward to spending many more. I am grateful to PHIL KENT for this opportunity, and I’m excited to return to daily newsgathering and compelling storytelling in a place that values those above all else.”