News leaked that changes are coming to CNN's brass because of CNN's abysmal ratings. The NY Post. speculated that Jim Walton is on his way out and Jeff Zucker is being considered as his replacement.
"Several news business high-ups say one name being floated internally to come in and revive CNN ratings is Jeff Zucker, the former NBCUniversal boss. Zucker is friendly with both Bewkes and corporate adviser, Gary Ginsberg. The Zucker prospect has rattled some in the executive ranks. No outreach has occurred around that idea."
The Post also says "CNN insiders are also carping about the hiring of chef Anthony Bourdain to record a weekend show as editorial staff are being downsized. “People were like, ‘whaaaat?’ They’re eliminating reporters and replacing them with a food guy?”
So there's your fodder for conversation this week. Let us know what you think.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Posted by The ATC Team at 9:00 AM