Embattled CNN CEO Chris Licht out

He became chairman and CEO of CNN in May 2022.

Published: June 7, 2023 8:59am

Updated: June 7, 2023 12:20pm

Chris Licht is out as chairman and CEO of CNN after just over a year.

"Bulletin: Chris Licht is out at CNN," CNN reporter Oliver Darcy tweeted.

Under Licht's tenure, CNN faced financial woes and declining ratings as the company underwent major programming changes.

The Atlantic published a devastating profile of Licht last week titled "Inside the Meltdown at CNN." The article showcased a tumultuous year at CNN, and Licht apologized to staffers Monday, saying that he “should not be in the news, unless it is taking arrows.”

His departure also comes as staffers expressed outrage after the network hosted a townhall with former President Donald Trump.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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