November 23, 2004 |
Memo to Paula Zahn, Anderson Cooper and Aaron Brown: Can we beef up the personality? That request could be coming soon from Jonathan Klein, the new president of CNN/U.S. Klein, an online entrepreneur and former CBS News executive, was brought in Monday as CNN reshuffled its executive ranks again in the latest effort to save its declining prime-time ratings.
September 16, 2003 |
CNN shook up its executive ranks and unveiled a new management structure Monday, in another round of changes over the past several years as it tries to compete with dominant Fox News Channel. The changes include a significant reduction in operating duties for one of CNN's longest tenured, chief news executive Eason Jordan, as well as the departure of CNN/U.S. General Manager Teya Ryan.
March 26, 2003 |
Celebrity anchor Connie Chung, facing the cancellation of her nightly interview show, is leaving AOL Time Warner's CNN rather than accept another assignment, the network said late Tuesday. The hourlong "Connie Chung Tonight" program, which launched only last summer, fell victim to the changing programming mandate at CNN, which has seen its dominance eclipsed by Fox News Channel. Most recently, the network has said it plans to differentiate itself from the competition by stressing hard news.
March 22, 2003 |
CNN found its experienced correspondents silenced Friday, a day when Baghdad was at the hub of the action in Iraq, after government authorities expelled the cable channel's four journalists from the city. The Iraqis expressed "general outrage" over CNN's reporting, according to network representatives.
January 14, 2003 |
Walter Isaacson abruptly resigned Monday as chairman and chief executive of CNN News Group after just 18 months, a period during which he oversaw an overhaul of the cable news network, but was unable to stop rival Fox News Channel from surpassing it in the ratings. Isaacson, 50, had contemplated leaving CNN last year, sources said. But recently, according to associates, he seemed to be settling into his new role as a television executive.
February 20, 2002 |
The process of revamping CNN continues, as Teya Ryan, who oversaw the successful summer revamp of the CNN Headline News channel, was named executive vice president and general manager of CNN's flagship U.S. channel Tuesday. Ryan replaces Sid Bedingfield, a 16-year CNN veteran who became executive editor, CNN News Group, serving as deputy on editorial matters to CNN News Group Chairman Walter Isaacson.