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Zucker Settles With CNN for Millions

Former network president will waive his right to sue the network

(Newser) - Former CNN President Jeff Zucker has reached a settlement with the network that will include a payment of millions of dollars but will cost him his ability to sue. Zucker resigned last month after conceding he hadn't told his bosses about a romantic relationship with a subordinate. The deal...

Report: Chris Cuomo Wants 'Megyn Kelly Money' From CNN

Sources tell 'New York Post' that former anchor may push for as much as $60M from ex-employer

(Newser) - After Jeff Zucker was forced to step down from his top spot at CNN earlier this month, a question soon arose : Could Chris Cuomo have somehow been the force behind that resignation, seeking revenge for his own firing from the network in December? Whether it's a vengeance spree or...

Zucker Will Be Remembered for the Ascent of Trump

Executive launched 'The Apprentice' before focusing on him at CNN

(Newser) - Jeff Zucker announced that he was quitting CNN because of his failure to disclose his romantic relationship with a colleague, Allison Gollust. But he'll also be remembered for Zucker's mutually beneficial relationship with Donald Trump, Margaret Sullivan writes in her Washington Post column. In some ways, the TV...

Was Jeff Zucker's Ouster Chis Cuomo's Revenge?
Was Jeff Zucker's Ouster
Chris Cuomo's Revenge?
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Was Jeff Zucker's Ouster Chris Cuomo's Revenge?

CNN's Jake Tapper raises the possibility

(Newser) - Jeff Zucker fired longtime CNN anchor Chris Cuomo last year. Is Zucker's forced resignation from the network Cuomo's revenge? The Wall Street Journal reports that CNN's Jake Tapper raised the possibility in an employee Q&A with Jason Kilar, chief executive of CNN parent company WarnerMedia.
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Undisclosed Work Romance Costs Jeff Zucker His Job

CNN president resigns

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new details about Zucker's resignation: Jeff Zucker resigned as CNN president Wednesday after disclosing a relationship with a co-worker. CNN has this from a memo sent to employees around 11am ET: "As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo's tenure at...

CNN Chief Zucker Did About-Face on Chris Cuomo

'Wall Street Journal' explains the shift from staunch support to slams about 'lack of candor'

(Newser) - Chris Cuomo is out at CNN , and the Wall Street Journal digs in to why network exec Jeff Zucker came to make a "U-turn" on the anchor he had long defended. Zucker backed Cuomo in the spring when allegations first surfaced that he helped his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo,...

CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Makes Announcement on His Exit

Network president will finish out his contract, leave after this year

(Newser) - CNN President Jeff Zucker has ended the speculation about whether he's in or out: He plans to remain in his post through the end of this year but not to renew his contract after that, reports the New York Times . The 55-year-old informed staffers on a call Thursday. "...

Next Role for CNN's Jeff Zucker: NYC Mayor?

He hints he's interested in interview with 'NYT'

(Newser) - CNN President Jeff Zucker is a busy man these days, given the George Floyd riots and the pandemic. But in an interview with media writer Ben Smith in the New York Times , Zucker suggests he's considering a big career switch. At the end of the article, Smith writes that...

CNN Pulling the Plug on Piers Morgan

Host admits he's failed to connect with Americans

(Newser) - Piers Morgan Live will soon be dead after three years of low ratings, the British host says. Morgan, successor to Larry King in CNN's key 9pm slot, says the show has "taken a bath in the ratings" lately and the network will probably pull the plug as soon...

Soledad O'Brien Leaving CNN: Sources

Rumors have Erin Burnett taking her slot

(Newser) - Looks like Soledad O'Brien might be ditching CNN. Sources tell the New York Post that new CNN honcho Jeff Zucker is planning to move Erin Burnett into O'Brien's morning anchor slot, alongside Chris Cuomo . O'Brien had been promised a move to a primetime slot, but nothing...

Carville, Matalin Out at CNN
 Carville, Matalin Out at CNN 

Carville, Matalin Out at CNN

Jeff Zucker making lots of changes at network

(Newser) - New CNN honcho Jeff Zucker is making some big changes at the network, notes Daily Intel :
  • Husband-and-wife duo James Carville and Mary Matalin won't get new contracts, reports Fishbowl DC .

Keith Olbermann Dishes About MSNBC Feud

And reveals who he's hired away from his former network

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann isn’t talking to Rachel Maddow, he’s pulling down a fortune at Current TV, and he’s plucked suspended MSNBC anchor David Shuster to be his fill-in host there. Those are just some of the revelations in a characteristically candid interview Olbermann gave the Hollywood Reporter . Some...

Jeff Zucker Will Leave NBC
 Jeff Zucker Will 
 Leave NBC 

Jeff Zucker Will Leave NBC

CEO explains Comcast's decision in email, interview

(Newser) - Oft-criticized NBC Universal president and CEO Jeff Zucker will leave the company when its acquisition by Comcast becomes official. Zucker made his decision public this morning in an email to NBC employees acquired by the Wall Street Journal . Though he says it wasn’t his choice to leave, he calls...

Obama Must Avenge Conan, Fire NBC's CEO

 Obama Must 
 Avenge Conan, 
 Fire NBC's CEO 
Simon Dumenco

Obama Must Avenge Conan, Fire NBC's CEO

Treat Jeff Zucker like the head of GM, and do it now

(Newser) - If President Obama can fire GM’s CEO, why not Jeff Zucker, the bonehead who ousted Conan O’Brien? The Tonight Show fiasco was just the latest masterstroke of the “blindingly incompetent” NBC boss, but it looks as though he’s safe until Comcast finishes acquiring the floundering broadcaster,...

NBC's Next Challenge: Fixing Prime Time
NBC's Next Challenge: Fixing Prime Time

NBC's Next Challenge: Fixing Prime Time

Network to produce 20 pilots next season

(Newser) - Now that NBC is nearly past the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien fiasco, the network is refocusing on the job at hand: correcting a 5-year slide in ratings. The Leno gambit, which CEO Jeff Zucker described as an experiment in the "economics" of network television, represented the network's hope that Leno...

'Anarchic' Conan Perfect for Treasury Secretary

Obama could use O'Brien-like bile to hammer big banks

(Newser) - The idiot circus that is NBC’s late-night merry-go-round resembles nothing so much as the US financial crisis, so what better next stop for Conan O’Brien than the Treasury? That’s what Leslie Savan would like to see, given that Secretary Tim Geithner completely lacks the O’Brien-like “...

Late-Night Mess Is Our Fault

 Mess Is 
 Our Fault 

Late-Night Mess Is Our Fault

When you can Google what's going on, why watch Tonight Show ?

(Newser) - It’s fun to point fingers, but the “late-night fratricide” at NBC isn't Jeff Zucker's fault, Leno's, or Conan's: It's ours. The real culprit is our own disaffection with traditional TV, writes David Carr, who's been following the fracas closely—on his computer. We're so bombarded by news that...

NBC Threatens to 'Ice' Conan O'Brien
 NBC Threatens 
 to 'Ice' Conan 
Nikke Finke

NBC Threatens to 'Ice' Conan O'Brien

Zucker wants him off the air, O'Brien thinks it'll wind up in court

(Newser) - NBC honcho Jeff Zucker is now threatening to take Conan O’Brien off the air entirely and “ice” him for the remaining three-plus years of his contract, preventing him from appearing on NBC or any other network, O’Brien’s reps tell Nikki Finke . Jay Leno would then get...

Zucker's On His Way to Killing NBC
 On His Way 
 to Killing NBC 

Zucker's On His Way to Killing NBC

Leno switch is the just latest in a string of dismal decisions

(Newser) - He used to be network television's wunderkind, but now Jeff Zucker might go down as the man whose misguided moves dealt a death blow to NBC. The flip-flop over Jay Leno—"shaping up to be one of the biggest debacles in television history"—is just the latest of...

To Save NBC, Rethink Leno Strategy
 To Save NBC, 
 Rethink Leno Strategy 
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To Save NBC, Rethink Leno Strategy

CEO Jeff Zucker to blame for slump

(Newser) - Cable giant Comcast wants to buy a controlling interest in NBC Universal. Sure, the company's movie business and cable channels are appealing, but what about the broadcast network? NBC is floundering, and CEO Jeff Zucker is to blame, Mark Harris writes in New York. One big problem is The Jay ...

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