“Jeff Zucker’s meteoric rise in the media industry may not be over yet,” reports Dylan Byers a senior media reporter for NBC News.
Byers’ story continues, “Zucker, the president of CNN, is now the leading — if not the only — internal candidate being considered to become chief executive of WarnerMedia, the new conglomeration owned by AT&T that includes Warner Bros., HBO and Turner Broadcasting, according to five high-level WarnerMedia sources. He is currently the head of news and sports for WarnerMedia.”
Zucker would replace John Stankey, who might become CEO of AT&T itself.
Later in his report Byers writes, “Selecting Zucker to lead WarnerMedia would present significant risks for AT&T, both because he had a troubled tenure at NBCUniversal and because of his relationship with President Donald Trump, all five sources said.”
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