View Full Version : Jonathan Klein to Leave CNN

09-24-2010, 09:14 PM

Jonathan Klein, the president of the beleaguered CNN/U.S. cable channel, is being replaced by Ken Jautz, the head of the tabloid-oriented sister channel HLN, the company said Friday.

Jonathan Klein, former president of CNN/U.S., in March. Mr. Klein was fired this week.The change is effective immediately. Mr. Klein was fired earlier this week by his boss, Jim Walton, the president of CNN Worldwide. In a telephone interview, Mr. Klein said Mr. Walton “told me they wanted to restructure things this way, and thank you very much, and good luck.”

Mr. Klein was in charge of CNN for nearly six years. During that time, he has marketed the channel as the lone nonpartisan source of cable news, positioning Fox News to the right and MSNBC to the left. But CNN’s ratings have languished, while Fox’s and MSNBC’s have improved, leading some media critics to publicly wonder how he managed to keep his job.


09-24-2010, 09:52 PM
talk about deusional