CNN Head Out at Network After Brief, Tumultuous Tenure

Chris Licht attends the 16th annual CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute in 2022, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Licht is out after a year as chief executive at CNN, following a series of missteps and plunging ratings.

David Zaslav, the CEO of CNN parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, announced the leadership change on CNN’s morning editorial call on Wednesday.

Zaslav appointed a four-person leadership team to lead the network in the interim.

Licht replaced Jeff Zucker as CNN’s chief executive last year, with a mandate to move the network more toward the political center.

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