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NBC NEWS CHIEF STEPPING DOWN

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With more than two years remaining on a contract that he signed last year, Steve Capus announced today (Friday) that he is stepping down as president of NBC News, a position he has held since 2005. He had been appointed to the post by Jeff Zucker, who was then NBC Universal’s CEO. Following Capus’s resignation, […]

ZUCKER TO CNN STAFF: “THINK EVEN MORE BROADLY”

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Zucker officially took over as head of CNN on Monday, and in that capacity, he dispatched his first memo to the cable news network’s staff on Tuesday. It began with a note of congratulations for their work on Monday’s presidential inauguration coverage. “It is clear that the capability of this organization to inform, enlighten […]

REPORT: NBC IGNORING CURRY’S REQUEST TO DEPART

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

One week after reportedly asking NBC to let her out of her contract, Ann Curry is still waiting for a response, RadarOnline.com reported on Wednesday. The gossip website reported last week that Jeff Zucker, Curry’s old boss at NBC, where she was the news reader on the Today show for 14 years before becoming co-host […]

REPORT: ZUCKER WANTS CUOMO TO BE NEW FACE OF CNN

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As he prepares to take over the reins of CNN, Jeff Zucker may be on a poaching expedition, with his eyes primarily on talent at ABC News, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Friday), citing unnamed insiders. He has already wooed the network’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, to jump ship. […]

REPORT: CNN’S ZUCKER RAIDING VARIETY, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New CNN chief Jeff Zucker is planning to beef up the cable news channel’s coverage of the entertainment business and will raid Variety and The Hollywood Reporter to do so, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Monday), citing an unnamed source. According to the column, Zucker is also looking to bring other […]

CNN’S ZUCKER: WE NEED TO BROADEN THE DEFINITION OF NEWS

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Newly named CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said during a conference call with reporters on Thursday that he aims to make the cable news channel “relevant, vibrant and exciting.” He did not offer details on how he planned to do that, but he did indicate that he would not follow the example of Fox News […]

REPORT: COURIC PREPARES FOR ZUCKER EXIT

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After news reports indicated that Jeff Zucker may be in line to take over as head of CNN Worldwide, Katie Couric sought out several attorneys for advice on what to do if he quits as producer of her syndicated show, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Tuesday). “Zucker owns a large portion […]

CNN PRESIDENT GIVEN A LONG GOODBYE

July 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Walton, who joined CNN a year and a half after it was founded and saw it rise to indomitable heights, only to witness its awkward descent over the course of the last decade, is stepping down as worldwide president, the cable news network announced on Friday. Walton, who started as a 25-year-old assistant at […]

WILL TRIBUNE MEDIA EMPIRE NOW BE BROKEN UP?

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The once-mighty Tribune Corporation, which owns a slew of newspapers, radio and TV stations and interests in cable channels is about to exit bankruptcy protection, but with a future no brighter than it was when it entered it three years ago. The company will emerge with new owners — principally the companies that lent it […]

WARNER BROS. MOVIES MAY SOON GO ONLINE

August 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes, a hold-out when it comes to putting Warner Bros. movies and TV shows online, said on Wednesday that he is now ready to discuss licensing them to video sites. “We’re already selling some product to Netflix, and we have ongoing discussions with all of the digital outlets,” Bewkes said during […]

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