Now that Jeff Zucker's new gig as CNN Worldwide President is official, the question mark now looms over how his exit as executive producer and show runner of Katie Couric's daytime talker will affect the show.
Couric's former "Today" boss had been at the wheel of the show since its start -- with his right-hands, co-executive producers Michael Bass and Kathy Samuels. With Zucker's exit nearing, Couric and the folks behind the show, distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television, have been thumbing through potential successors.
“We wish Jeff the very best as he embarks on his new venture," said Janice Marinelli, president of Disney-ABC Domestic Television, in a statement. "He brought his wealth of experience, knowledge and vision to the creation and development of 'Katie.'"
An announcement on who will be named to succeed Zucker is expected to be made in the next few weeks, allowing time for adjustment. Zucker will make his exit from the show in mid-January.