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RedBird and IMI Hand Jeff Zucker a $1B War Chest to Acquire or Build Sports, Media and Entertainment Companies

Jeff Zucker is getting back in the media business. Less than a year after he was pushed out of WarnerMedia, the former CNN and NBCUniversal CEO has been named CEO of a new joint venture backed by Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital and International Media Investments, an Abu Dhabi-based private investment fund. RedBird and IMI are […]

CNN Staff Brace for Change as Chris Licht Era Starts to Take Shape

On Friday morning, CNN CEO Chris Licht addressed the decision to cancel the Sunday show Reliable Sources, and told staff on the news channel’s 9 a.m. editorial call that there will be more changes to come. “I want to acknowledge that this is a time of significant change, and I know that many of you […]

CNN’s Allison Gollust Denies That She Advised Chris Cuomo On How to Help Gov. Brother

CNN marketing chief Allison Gollust’s departure earlier this month followed WarnerMedia determining that she had advised Chris Cuomo on how to help brother Andrew Cuomo after the then-New York governor was accused of sexual harassment, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Gollust’s resignation from CNN was announced Feb. 15 in a staff memo from WarnerMedia […]

CNN’s Allison Gollust Resigns After Investigation Into Chris Cuomo and Jeff Zucker

Allison Gollust has stepped down from her chief marketing officer role at CNN following a third-party investigation into the news network amid recent controversy surrounding Chris Cuomo and Jeff Zucker. The announcement was made in a memo from WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar that was shared with The Hollywood Reporter. “Based on interviews of more than 40 […]

Kim Masters: CNN’s Jeff Zucker Defenders Aren’t Helping the Network

“More shoes to drop.” That was a phrase repeated many times in media circles on the day after the abrupt resignation of CNN Jeff Zucker, though it remained unclear whether there really were more shoes and where they might drop. The implication was that Zucker and his significant other, Allison Gollust, may have been uncomfortably […]

AT&T, Discovery CEOs Grilled About Jeff Zucker’s “Unfortunate” CNN Exit

AT&T CEO John Stankey, who currently oversees WarnerMedia and CNN, and Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who will assume oversight of WarnerMedia and CNN in just a few months, on Friday were grilled about former CNN chief Jeff Zucker’s exit. The two men were interviewed separately by CNBC from Pebble Beach, California, where the telecom giant […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Inside Mayim Bialik’s ‘Jeopardy’ Journey, Jason Katims’ ‘As We See It’

Welcome to the 154th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, […]

After Jeff Zucker’s Exit: CNN Holds “Tense” Meeting With Jason Kilar as Staff Reels

Jeff Zucker’s stunning resignation from CNN has left staff at the company reeling at one of the most critical points in its 42-year history. The channel is in the midst of two corporate-level shifts: Entering the streaming wars via its CNN+ service this spring, and preparing to operate under new ownership once the merger of […]

CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Resigns After Relationship With Colleague Disclosed

Jeff Zucker, the chairman of WarnerMedia news and sports, and the president of CNN, has resigned, effective immediately, he told staff Wednesday. According to a memo, Zucker resigned after being asked about a personal relationship with a close colleague as part of the network’s investigation into Chris Cuomo. The colleague was Allison Gollust, who leads […]

Kathy Griffin Says She Was Fired From Co-Hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve Show After Demanding Raise

Kathy Griffin says that when she asked for a pay raise ahead of CNN’s 2016 New Year’s Eve show, CNN president Jeff Zucker denied it and then fired her — before eventually rehiring her following a 20 percent cut in her pay. In a feature published by The New York Times, Griffin opened up about […]

CNN Unveils New Inclusion Brand Campaign Amid Hiring Push

CNN on Tuesday is announcing a new brand marketing campaign, one meant to highlight the cable news channel’s efforts with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The campaign, “We are CNN,” will include a 60 second spot called “The Screen Where It Happens,” as well as a 4 minute film called “The Work That Continues,” […]

CNN Fires Three Employees for Coming Into the Office Unvaccinated

CNN has fired three employees who worked from the cable news channel’s offices without being vaccinated, according to a memo sent to staff Thursday by CNN president Jeff Zucker that was viewed by The Hollywood Reporter. Most CNN employees continue to largely work from home (with the exception of some production and other staffers who […]