CNN Boss Warns Staff Of ‘Unsettling’ Shakeup By Year’s End

  • Chris Licht, hired earlier this year as CEO of CNN, sent a memo to staffers warning of “unsettling” changes by year’s end that will “affect people, budgets and projects.”
  • “We have also begun to reduce or eliminate areas that aren’t core to our mission. All these moves are designed to keep CNN essential across platforms to ensure that wherever and however people get their news, they must have CNN,” Licht wrote. “There is a lot more to be done. I am writing to you today to say that over the next several weeks, that work will accelerate.”
  • Licht added that various factors will result in “noticeable change to this organization.”

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