12.2.2022 | CNN president Jeff Zucker abruptly resigns
CNN president Jeff Zucker, a leading proponent of forthcoming streaming service CNN Plus, has resigned from the company following the discovery of a consensual relationship with another high-ranking executive.
Zucker reportedly had a consensual relationship with EVP and chief marketing officer Allison Gollust, who will remain in her position at the company, the New York Times reported.
It’s unclear how the resignation might impact the roadmaps of CNN Plus or the forthcoming merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery. Zucker had said last year that CNN Plus would “offer consumers a streaming product that grows the reach and scope of the CNN brand in a way that no one else is doing. Nothing like this exists.”