Is CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker considering a career change?
Deadline reports the CNN honcho is throwing his hat into the ring for the job at ESPN. The site notes that multiple sources close to Zucker confirmed to Deadline that he has had conversations for the top job at the sports giant.
Deadline says that Zucker’s CNN contract ends this year. Some other outlets have indicated it may last longer.
The site cites a source who noted that he always has wanted to do something in sports, and ESPN is an enormous job — bigger than CNN — and an opportunity he may not be able to pass up.
“Jeff loves his job at CNN and has no interest in running ESPN,” a CNN spokesperson said in response to the report.