CNN names Jautz as new president

US news broadcaster CNN has replaced president Jonathan Klein with Ken Jautz, currently head of CNN sister channel HLN. The move is immediate and will see Jautz become executive vice-president, CNN US. Klein has been in charge of the Turner-owned news channel for six years.

CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton said: “Jon’s six years as head of CNN US are reflected in the quality of our coverage of signal news events during his tenure [including] the tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 election cycle and the Haiti earthquake as well as shows like Anderson Cooper 360 and The Situation Room.”

He added: “Ken is a rarity – a working journalist who is an even better news executive. The reinvention of HLN is the latest in a string of successes he has led at CNN. Ken has launched, made profitable and turned around businesses for our news organisation, Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner, literally around the world.”