CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker held a town hall meeting Wednesday, telling employees at CNN’s Atlanta headquarters that the network’s top priorities include covering breaking news and acquiring original series, reports TVNewser.
Zucker said another top priority is the growth of digital, the story adds.
The piece reports: “Zucker said he hopes the Turner 2020 plan will be resolved in the next 4-6 weeks, saying there will be layoffs, but where the cuts will come from is still being determined.”
When he was asked whether New York is becoming the “creative nucleus” of the company, Zucker pushed back, pointing out that CNN en Espanol, CNN International and HLN are based on Atlanta, the story says.
Two anchors, Brooke Baldwin and Carol Costello, were recently moved to New York, but their shows are still produced in Atlanta.