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CNN’s Zucker Sets Year-End Exit Amid Post-Trump War With Fox

  • Executive led channel to higher ratings, more personalities
  • Biden-era news slowdown presents him with a final challenge
Jeff Zucker
Jeff Zucker

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CNN President Jeff Zucker plans to step down when his contract expires at the end of the year, ending his tenure atop the cable news channel as it tries to hold onto ratings gains from a busy news cycle.

Zucker told staff about his plans in a morning meeting Thursday, according to CNN.