US news broadcaster CNN has replaced president Jonathan KleinÂ 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 Â 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.”