| LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES Nov 27 Jeff Zucker, a former head
of NBCUniversal and the producer of Katie Couric's talk show,
will be named president of Time Warner Inc's
ratings-starved CNN cable news channel, a source close to the
situation said on Tuesday.
Zucker will succeed departing CNN Worldwide President Jim
Walton, who said in July he was leaving the once-dominant news
network after nine years in the job and a recent ratings slump.
The appointment of Zucker as the new president of CNN
Worldwide will be announced by the end of next week, the source
CNN, founded in 1980 and now owned by Time Warner, has
tried to hold the middle ground in its news coverage, a position
that some blame for its ratings erosion, while ratings have
risen for competitors Fox News and MSNBC, which blend news with
opinion and political commentary.