After AT&T acquires Time Warner, it will look to neutralize CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, reports the New York Post.
“There was early talk about the way Zucker managed that wasn’t a good fit for the new organization,” one source said. “They were eyeing ways to neutralize him.”
That desire leaves Zucker facing an uncertain future that includes the possibility of getting unceremoniously dumped, one source said.
Yet another scenario the Post reports is that Zucker may be “promoted” to a corporate title that strips him any power over CNN.
AT&T, when asked about Zucker’s future at CNN, seemed to dodge the question.
“We value all of Time Warner’s assets and strongly believe that the combination of our two companies will help ignite a new wave of innovation in media and entertainment,” Larry Solomon, SVP of corporate communications at AT&T, told The Post in a statement.