CNN’s CEO Steps Down

CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht has stepped down from the company, according to Warner Bros. Discovery.

An interim team has been assembled while the company searches for a new leader.

“This job was never going to be easy, especially at a time of great disruption and transformation, and Chris poured his heart and soul into it,” Warner Bros. Discovery President and Chief Executive David Zaslav wrote in an email.

“Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we had hoped – and ultimately that’s on me,” the email added.

Reporting from Reuters:

The move comes less than a week after the Atlantic magazine published a critical report about Licht.


Licht, who most recently served as EVP of special programming at CBS and executive producer and showrunner for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” assumed his role in May 2022, replacing Jeff Zucker, who was forced to resign after failing to disclose a consensual relationship with a colleague.