CNN’s Top Stars Have Knives Out For Embattled CEO Chris Licht: Report

CNN's Top Stars Have Knives Out For Embattled CEO Chris Licht

  • Jake Tapper, Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper are among the CNN personalities who have voiced their concerns about Licht’s leadership, some explaining their views during conversations with incoming CNN Chief Operating Officer David Leavy, the people said.
  • Licht, who was installed as CEO a little over a year ago when Warner Bros. Discovery took control of the network, has been under fire for some of CNN’s programming decisions, including a recent town hall with former president and current Republican front-runner Donald Trump, whose format was widely criticized.
  • Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav—who has previously voiced support for Licht—is also losing patience with the number of self-inflicted wounds and missteps, a person close to Zaslav said.
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