Chris Licht, the CEO of CNN, announced his resignation from the position on Wednesday. The decision comes in the wake of a magazine profile that received significant criticism and led to the alienation of staff members and key senior figures within the network. 

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CNN confirmed that Licht’s resignation is effective immediately, indicating a swift departure from his role as CEO. 

Chris Licht is married to Jenny Blanco.

Who is Jenny Blanco?

Jenny Blanco is the wife of the former CEO of CNN Chris Licht. The couple got married in 2006 and has two sons together. They live in Manhattan.

Jenny has a long experience at CNN, having previously worked as a producer for Anderson Cooper. She then moved on to become a director of talent acquisition and development, where she was responsible for recognizing and cultivating potential inside the network. Chris and Jenny met each other in 2004 while working on a project for CNN. 

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Recently, Chris Licht announced his resignation from the position of CEO. He had a tenure of more than one year working as a CEO.

CEO of Warner Bros Discovery, after the announcement 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.”

Chris Licht’s departure from CNN comes nearly a year after he succeeded Jeff Zucker, the previous acclaimed network CEO. The revelation of a relationship with a subordinate prompted Zucker’s departure, which led to his resignation.

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

CNN has formally confirmed Chris Licht’s resignation as CEO, which takes effect immediately. This means that Licht will no longer be employed by the company, and his exit will be effective immediately.