CNN's Johnson Steps Down

Donohue, Steve
July 2001
Multichannel News;7/2/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p30
Cable News Network (CNN) chairman and CEO Tom Johnson announced his retirement Thursday, telling staffers in a memo that he wanted to spend more time with his family in California. CNN, which didn't name a successor, will be run by CNN News Group chief news executive Eason Jordan and network president and chief operating officer Phil Kent, a spokeswoman said. Jordan will continue to report to Kent, the former Turner Broadcasting System International president who was named to his new position in September, following the resignation of former CNN president Rick Kaplan.


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