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July 27, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Jim Walton, the longtime president of CNN Worldwide, is resigning at the end of the year amid a severe ratings slump at the company's U.S. flagship channel, CNN. "CNN needs new thinking," Walton said in a note to staff. "That starts with a new leader who brings a different perspective, different experiences and a new plan. " Walton's resignation does not come as a surprise to TV news insiders. CNN has been struggling for years to compete against Fox News and MSNBC, which have found success with shows that cater to the two sides of the political aisle.
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November 29, 2012 | By Joe Flint
CNN has tapped Jeff Zucker as its new leader. Zucker, the former chief executive of NBCUniversal, will succeed Jim Walton as president of CNN Worldwide. Walton announced in July he would leave at the end of this year and Zucker will take over starting in January. A former producer of NBC's highly successful morning news program "Today," Zucker was the front runner to succeed Walton as head of the cable news channel. He will report to Phil Kent, the president of Turner Broadcasting, the Time Warner unit that houses CNN. "Jeff's experience as a news executive is unmatched for its breadth and success," said Kent in a prepared statement.  "He built and sustained the No. 1 brand in morning news, and under his watch NBC's signature news programming set a standard for quality and professionalism.
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OPINION
May 6, 2001
So now the Army has decided to cancel its plans to distribute "Made in China" black berets to its forces, apparently over the Navy EP-3 spy plane incident (May 2). Instead, the Army will buy black berets made elsewhere. The earlier complaints from the elite Army Rangers weren't enough to cancel the program, but the Navy EP-3 incident is. And who is the loser in all of this? That's right, the American taxpayer. Now we will have two sets of black berets that still upset the Rangers at double the cost to the taxpayers.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker is in advanced negotiations to become head of the cable news channel CNN, people familiar with the matter said. Zucker would succeed Jim Walton, who said in July that he was stepping down as president and chief executive of CNN Worldwide. CNN is a unit of Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting. Discussions with Zucker have heated up in the last few weeks and Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes and Turner Broadcasting Chairman Phil Kent are hoping to have an agreement locked up either by the end of this week or early next week, one person said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999
I just finished reading your interview with Lucy Jones of Caltech (Opinion, Sept. 5), regarding earthquakes. I am a practicing engineer and, like Jones, I am in the business of dealing with the challenges the Earth sends us. But a key part of the interview was her understanding of the psychological impacts of such events. I have only some training in the dynamics of earthquakes, and so, when I experience one, I look to people like Jones to explain it to me. She does a wonderful job of "making it better" and helping me understand what has just happened.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By Joe Flint
CNN has tapped Jeff Zucker as its new leader. Zucker, the former chief executive of NBCUniversal, will succeed Jim Walton as president of CNN Worldwide. Walton announced in July he would leave at the end of this year and Zucker will take over starting in January. A former producer of NBC's highly successful morning news program "Today," Zucker was the front runner to succeed Walton as head of the cable news channel. He will report to Phil Kent, the president of Turner Broadcasting, the Time Warner unit that houses CNN. "Jeff's experience as a news executive is unmatched for its breadth and success," said Kent in a prepared statement.  "He built and sustained the No. 1 brand in morning news, and under his watch NBC's signature news programming set a standard for quality and professionalism.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Hardly a day goes by without speculation that former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker is the leading candidate to succeed Jim Walton as president of Time Warner's CNN Worldwide when he resigns at year end. The case for Zucker is easy to make. Before he became a media bigwig, he was a top news executive who knew how to balance good journalism with strong ratings. His run as executive producer of NBC's morning program "Today" was incredibly successful and his news experience isn't limited to the AM hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker is in advanced negotiations to become head of the cable news channel CNN, people familiar with the matter said. Zucker would succeed Jim Walton, who said in July that he was stepping down as president and chief executive of CNN Worldwide. CNN is a unit of Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting. Discussions with Zucker have heated up in the last few weeks and Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes and Turner Broadcasting Chairman Phil Kent are hoping to have an agreement locked up either by the end of this week or early next week, one person said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Unable to reverse a dramatic ratings decline, CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton announced Friday that he is resigning at the end of the year. "CNN needs new thinking," Walton said in an email to the CNN staff. "That starts with a new leader who brings a different perspective, different experiences and a new plan, one who will build on our great foundation and will commit to seeing it through. " No successor was named for Walton, who has been with Time Warner's CNN for over 30 years and has run it for close to a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
CNN executives on Tuesday said they had no imminent plans to change the network's prime-time lineup, despite a steep fall-off in viewership but suggested they are stepping up efforts to boost the performance of the current slate of shows. "We always look to make change throughout CNN, we always have, across all of our businesses. As far as any specific plans to make any specific changes in prime time, no," said CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton on Tuesday morning after the network's upfront presentation to advertisers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Hardly a day goes by without speculation that former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker is the leading candidate to succeed Jim Walton as president of Time Warner's CNN Worldwide when he resigns at year end. The case for Zucker is easy to make. Before he became a media bigwig, he was a top news executive who knew how to balance good journalism with strong ratings. His run as executive producer of NBC's morning program "Today" was incredibly successful and his news experience isn't limited to the AM hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Unable to reverse a dramatic ratings decline, CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton announced Friday that he is resigning at the end of the year. "CNN needs new thinking," Walton said in an email to the CNN staff. "That starts with a new leader who brings a different perspective, different experiences and a new plan, one who will build on our great foundation and will commit to seeing it through. " No successor was named for Walton, who has been with Time Warner's CNN for over 30 years and has run it for close to a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Jim Walton, the longtime president of CNN Worldwide, is resigning at the end of the year amid a severe ratings slump at the company's U.S. flagship channel, CNN. "CNN needs new thinking," Walton said in a note to staff. "That starts with a new leader who brings a different perspective, different experiences and a new plan. " Walton's resignation does not come as a surprise to TV news insiders. CNN has been struggling for years to compete against Fox News and MSNBC, which have found success with shows that cater to the two sides of the political aisle.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
CNN executives on Tuesday said they had no imminent plans to change the network's prime-time lineup, despite a steep fall-off in viewership but suggested they are stepping up efforts to boost the performance of the current slate of shows. "We always look to make change throughout CNN, we always have, across all of our businesses. As far as any specific plans to make any specific changes in prime time, no," said CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton on Tuesday morning after the network's upfront presentation to advertisers.
OPINION
May 6, 2001
So now the Army has decided to cancel its plans to distribute "Made in China" black berets to its forces, apparently over the Navy EP-3 spy plane incident (May 2). Instead, the Army will buy black berets made elsewhere. The earlier complaints from the elite Army Rangers weren't enough to cancel the program, but the Navy EP-3 incident is. And who is the loser in all of this? That's right, the American taxpayer. Now we will have two sets of black berets that still upset the Rangers at double the cost to the taxpayers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999
I just finished reading your interview with Lucy Jones of Caltech (Opinion, Sept. 5), regarding earthquakes. I am a practicing engineer and, like Jones, I am in the business of dealing with the challenges the Earth sends us. But a key part of the interview was her understanding of the psychological impacts of such events. I have only some training in the dynamics of earthquakes, and so, when I experience one, I look to people like Jones to explain it to me. She does a wonderful job of "making it better" and helping me understand what has just happened.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Following a protest, CNN has removed a link from its website to an organization that is raising money to fight illegal immigration. The link to smalltown defenders.com was included on Lou Dobbs' home page. Dobbs has used his early evening show as a platform to protest illegal immigration, and he's being profiled Sunday on "60 Minutes" about this fight.
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