CNN Hires Producer For The Stephen Colbert Show As New Network President

CNN has finally chosen someone to take over as new network president.

Their choice is Chris Licht, who currently works for the obnoxiously far left Stephen Colbert show.

Apparently, all that talk about CNN being less left was just talk.

Variety reports:

Chris Licht Will Take Command of CNN in Discovery-WarnerMedia Merger

Chris Licht, the wunderkind producer who launched “Morning Joe,” retooled “CBS This Morning” and helped late-night host Stephen Colbert gain traction on CBS, is jumping to CNN to take over the operation once its corporate parent, WarnerMedia, is acquired by Discovery in a much-anticipated merger expected to take place in April, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Licht could not be reached for immediate comment and a CNN spokesperson referred an inquiry to Discovery. A Discovery executive declined to comment. Executives at CBS, where Licht currently oversees “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and is an executive vice president involved with programming strategies, were not able to offer immediate comment.

Puck previously reported the new deal, which is said to have been cemented by Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who lured Licht away from a growing development deal that Colbert and his senior team have put together with Paramount Global, CBS’ parent company.

A formal announcement could come as soon as next week, according to one of the people familiar with the situation. Licht is not likely to start in the new role for several weeks as he finishes the terms of his contract at CBS and its parent.

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In other words, CNN isn’t going to change.

Apparently, CNN is no longer interested in ratings.


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