CNN names Jeff Zucker as new chief

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, file photo, Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal, is seen at the 60th anniversary celebration of NBC's Meet the Press at the Newseum in Washington. CNN on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, named former NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker as its new top executive, searching for a way to turn around the original cable news network as it has lagged behind rivals Fox News Channel and MSNBC.Zucker will start in January, based in New York and reporting to Phil Kent, who runs all of the Turner networks for parent company Time Warner. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)Incoming CNN President Jeff Zucker said Thursday that he intends to make the network more "vibrant and exciting" while broadening the programming on television's original but struggling cable news outlet.

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