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JEFF ZUCKER NAMED PRESIDENT OF CNN WORLDWIDE

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by CNN and received via e-mail. The release was confirmed
by the sender.) 
Nov. 29, 2012 
Jeff Zucker Named President of CNN Worldwide 
Jeff Zucker will join CNN Worldwide as president of the multi-platform global news enterprise, it was announced today by Phil
Kent, chairman and CEO of CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting
System, Inc.  In January 2013, Zucker will assume executive
oversight of a portfolio of 23 branded news and information
businesses that includes CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com
and HLN and reaches more than 2 billion people in some 200
countries around the world.  Zucker will report to Kent and will
be based at CNN in New York. 
Zucker started his 25-year career with NBC as a researcher for
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games and rose
to president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal.  He
was named executive producer of Today in January 1992; under his
eight-year leadership, the program was the most-watched morning
news show and the most profitable program on television.  Zucker
went on to executive-produce NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw
and the network’s coverage of the Persian Gulf War, the 1993 and
1997 presidential inaugurations and the 2000 elections.  He was
promoted to president of NBC Entertainment, president of the NBC
Entertainment, News & Cable group and president and CEO of the
NBC Universal Television Group.  Currently, Zucker is executive
producer of the syndicated daytime show Katie. 
“Jeff’s experience as a news executive is unmatched for its
breadth and success,” said Kent.  “He built and sustained the
number-one brand in morning news, and under his watch NBC’s
signature news programming set a standard for quality and
professionalism.  As a programmer, a brand-builder and a leader,
he will bring energy and new thinking to CNN.  I couldn’t be
happier to welcome him or more excited about what he’ll
accomplish here.” 
“I am thrilled to join the distinguished team of journalists
across the worldwide platforms of CNN,” said Zucker.  “The
global reach and scale of the CNN brand is unparalleled in all
of news.  Outside of my family and the Miami Dolphins, there is
nothing I am as passionate about as journalism.  I spent the
most rewarding years of my career as a journalist, and it’s
where I look forward to spending many more.  I am grateful to
Phil Kent for this opportunity, and I’m excited to return to
daily newsgathering and compelling storytelling in a place that
values those above all else.” 
The original 24-hour news network, CNN has the greatest reach of
any domestic news network.  The CNN brand on television extends
to 100 million households in the U.S. and 265 million households
abroad, with significant online and mobile reach and a global
newsgathering network with 45 locations.  CNN signatures include
Anderson Cooper 360, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Piers
Morgan Tonight, State of the Union, Amanpour and Quest Means
Business, as well as award-winning documentaries, unrivaled
breaking news coverage and peerless political reporting. 
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a
Time Warner company, is the most trusted source for news and
information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite
television networks; one private place-based network; two radio
networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital
Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United
States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated
news service; and strategic international partnerships within
both television and the digital media. 
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CONTACT:
Christa Robinson     CNN Worldwide     212/275-7995
christa.robinson@turner.com 
(sgp) NY 
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