Chris Licht, the CEO of CNN, is resigning from his position as announced on Wednesday. The decision comes following a critical profile in a magazine, which resulted in the alienation of both staff members and important senior figures within the network.

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CNN said Licht’s resignation is effective immediately.

As per media reports, Amy Entelis will be replacing Chris Licht as the CEO of CNN.

Who is Amy Entelis?

Amy Entelis is CNN Worldwide’s Executive Vice President of Talent and Content Development. She is in charge of overseeing the network’s original, high-quality content development, production, and acquisition.

Entelis is married to Charles Franklin Entelis and lives in New York City with her family. 

Entelis joined CNN in 2012 and has played an important role in developing and defining CNN’s original content offerings. She oversaw the creation and production of CNN Originals, a brand consisting of nonfiction content created by Entelis and her team.

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As per media reports, Entelis will now be donning the position of CEO, after the resignation of Chris Licht.

Chris Licht’s exit from CNN comes almost a year after he took over for Jeff Zucker, the former acclaimed network CEO. The disclosure of a relationship with a subordinate caused Zucker’s departure, which eventually led to his resignation.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said in a statement said, “I have great respect for Chris, personally and professionally”, “The job of leading CNN was never going to be easy, especially at a time of huge disruption and transformation, and he has poured his heart and soul into it.”

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The company has announced that the CEO will be replaced in the interim by a group such as Entelis and Eric Sherling, who heads the US-based programming.

Licht’s dismissal comes just days after the release of a 15,000-word feature of him in the media. The profile drew strong criticism from CNN staff and sparked internal debate about Licht’s job security.