Chris Licht, the former television producer who oversaw a brief and chaotic tenure as the chairman of CNN, is out at the network, according to a person briefed on the decision.
Mr. Licht’s short tenure at CNN was marked by one controversy after another, culminating in his exit on Wednesday. He got off to a bumpy start even before his first day when he shuttered the CNN+ streaming service at the request of its network’s new owners, who were concerned it was losing too much money. The cuts resulted in scores of layoffs, which didn’t endear staffers to the new boss.
Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s parent company, did not respond to a request for comment.
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