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Jeff Zucker Leaves CNN In Limbo With Streaming Launch Weeks Away

  • Cable network plans debut of CNN+ service in late March
  • Zucker’s exit could hurt morale, former CNN president says
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Jeff ZuckerSource: Getty Images North America

Jeff Zucker’s resignation from CNN leaves the cable news network without its charismatic leader at one of the most consequential moments in its 41-year history.

Zucker, 56, stepped down as CNN president Wednesday after failing to disclose a consensual relationship with a longtime co-worker. He has led the 24-hour cable news network since 2013.