CNN's new CEO plans to prune partisan personalities and programming

CNN's new CEO plans to prune partisan personalities and programming
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CNN's new CEO Chris Licht is reportedly aiming to reduce the partisan nature of some of the network's programming and on-air personalities.

Upon taking over for Jeff Zucker as CEO of CNN, Chris Licht has vowed to make some changes to the network.

Among them is the reduction of partisan programming and on-air personalities.

On Tuesday, Axios reported on the plan, citing sources familiar with the matter. 

If Licht gets his way, they say, on-air talent could be ousted if they can't "adjust to a less partisan tone and strategy."

Instead of simply firing those who he finds to be partisan, Licht is hoping to give hosts a chance to reform. Under Jeff Zucker, the network took on a more polarizing and combative tone, largely in response to Trump, who became a major target across its many shows.
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