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.
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.
September 16, 2001 |
Saturday, as retaliation for the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon seemed increasingly imminent, CNN's Nic Robertson enjoyed the dubious distinction of being the only broadcast reporter for a U.S. news organization in Afghanistan--expected to be the focus of the counterattack. Early Thursday morning, Robertson called a CNN executive in New York and said the Taliban had warned Western journalists in the Afghan capital to evacuate. "I got a call at 2:30 a.m.
August 30, 2001 |
Philip Kent, brought in a year ago as CNN's No. 2 executive, will leave at the end of September, the cable news network said Wednesday. Kent, whose title is president and chief operating officer, CNN News Group, oversaw the first difficult steps of CNN's restructuring as it grappled with increasing competition and, earlier this year, its integration into the new AOL Time Warner Inc. empire.
July 10, 2001 |
Walter Isaacson, who spent the past 23 years working his way up through the ranks of Time Inc., has left his post as editorial director of the operation to head CNN News Group, which is struggling to compete with News Corp.'s Fox News Channel and General Electric Co.-Microsoft Corp. cable news venture MSNBC. Monday's announcement came just 11 days after CNN's longtime chairman, Tom Johnson, stepped down and six months after CNN laid off nearly 10% of its work force.