New CNN prez Zucker promises to stay committed in first memo to staff
Incoming CNN president Jeff Zucker has sent a memo to the staff, promising to stay 'committed to maintaining CNN's core mission' as the network evolves under his leadership.
"I don't have all the answers. No one does," he wrote.
"But I hope that we can challenge each other to think even more broadly about what CNN is and can be, and to enhance this truly special and powerful brand. The opportunities are limitless," he added.
"With Thursday's announcement behind us, I wanted to communicate directly with you to say how excited I am to be part of CNN's future. I have long been a consumer and admirer of CNN's journalism. And I see endless potential for CNN across all of its platforms," Politico quoted Zucker, as saying.
"As Phil Kent and I said yesterday, we are committed to maintaining CNN's core mission. In fact, in my mind, CNN's values are more distinct and more important than ever in today's media landscape," he said.
According to the report, he said that "it is a great honor to join you on this journey. I look forward to getting to know the organization and the great people who work here".
Officially, I will begin work in late January, but I'll start diving in soon. I'll be travelling to meet with many of you in the weeks ahead. I can't wait. Until then, thanks for the already warm welcome," he added.