Zucker appointed president of CNN Worldwide

Turner Broadcasting System-owned news broadcaster CNN has appointed Jeff Zucker as president of CNN Worldwide.

From January, Zucker will take control of 23 branded news and information businesses, including CNN/US, CNN International, and HLN, which between them reach over two billion people in 200 countries.

Zucker worked at NBC for 25-year, including a stint as president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal.

“Jeff’s experience as a news executive is unmatched for its breadth and success,” said Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of Turner. “He built and sustained the number-one brand in morning news, and under his watch NBC’s signature news programming set a standard for quality and professionalism. As a programmer, a brand-builder and a leader, he will bring energy and new thinking to CNN. I couldn’t be happier to welcome him or more excited about what he’ll accomplish here.”

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