After a 4 month search for the successor of long time CNN president Jim Walton, a name emerges – Jeffrey Zucker, the former chief executive of NBCUniversal, who was replaced when Comcast took over the company in 2011. Zucker now produces Katie Couric’s daytime talk show. A whiz kid producer who helped start a 16 year winning streak for the “Today” show, Zucker had ups and downs in his rise up the corporate ladder. If named, Zucker would take over a company in search of its identity in a quickly evolving market – one that’s seen its ratings share drop as it stuck to its journalistic roots.
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