Despite the uncertainty that followed CNN after the merger with Warner Bros./Discovery and the rapid demise of fledgling streaming service CNN+, the network appears to have a new plan going forward — and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has already given that plan a tentative nod.
According to a New York Times report published on Sunday, CNN’s new chief executive Chris Licht wants the cable news giant to focus more on “nuance” rather than “hype.”
“A month into his tenure as the new leader of CNN, Chris Licht is changing the news network from the Jeff Zucker days, encouraging less hype and more nuance. Some at the network are skeptical,” The New York Times tweeted.
The Times noted that Licht, who previously worked for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” made a rapid jump from managing a show that employed around 200 people to running a major network that employed some 4000 — and the report claimed that “some CNN journalists say they wonder if he can navigate a sprawling, unwieldy global news network past what has been a no good, very bad year.”
In addition to the decidedly inauspicious launch of CNN+, the network lost one of its most-watched anchors when Chris Cuomo was fired.
A short time later — just weeks ahead of the merger and the streaming service launch — CNN’s former head Jeff Zucker announced his resignation over an undisclosed relationship with employee Allison Gollust.
But while those inside the network may have their doubts, Elon Musk appears to believe it’s worth a shot.
“This sounds promising,” he tweeted in response to the NYT report.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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