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Bye-bye 'Breaking News' banners: CNN enters the post-Jeff Zucker era

Licht told advertisers he wants to 'disrupt' morning TV; seeks a more inviting, conversational approach

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Chris Licht
A month into his tenure as the new leader of CNN, Chris Licht is starting to leave his mark on the 24-hour news network he inherited in May from its prominent former president, Jeff Zucker.

CNN’s ubiquitous “Breaking News” banner is gone, now reserved for instances of truly urgent events. Snarky on-screen captions — “Angry Trump Turns Briefing Into Propaganda Session,” for instance — are discouraged. Political shows are trying to book more conservative voices, and producers have been urged to ignore Twitter backlash from the far right and the far left.

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First Published: Mon, June 06 2022. 01:05 IST

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