Current TV announced that it has named a veteran cable and broadcast executive as the new network president. The position will be filled by David Bohrman, whose career as a journalist and news executive has included stops at CNN, ABC and NBC.
Current TV Chairman and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said: “Current’s mission has always been to shine a light on important issues, to spark debate and to speak truth to power. Earlier this year, we advanced this mission when we brought Keith Olbermann to Current and clearly stated our intent to be a truly independent, conflict-free, progressive voice in the news and political commentary arena. David Bohrman passionately shares our vision.”
Bohrman is expected to work closely with Gore and with Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt.
Gore added that Bohrman “has innovation in his DNA, and he has the unique qualifications and relationships to take Current to a whole new level in programming and production. I very much admire David’s excellent work, his integrity, his drive and his consistent track record of innovation. He will be a tremendous leader for Current, and Joel and I are proud to have David join us in this exciting venture.”
In announcing the appointment, the company said: “For the past decade, Bohrman was CNN’s senior vice president of programming and Washington, DC bureau chief, and in May of this year, he became CNN’s SVP and Chief Innovation Officer Worldwide. As Current’s President, he will be based in New York and San Francisco, and will oversee programming, production, broadcast operations, digital and technology. He will also work closely with Current’s Chief News Officer Keith Olbermann, who is host of Current’s centerpiece program, ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann,’ as the network expands its primetime line-up and election coverage.”