CNN managing editor Mark Whitaker quitting as new leader takes charge
NEW YORK (AP) - With Mr Jeff Zucker taking over at CNN, the network's managing editor says he is quitting.
Mr Mark Whitaker is a former Newsweek editor who also worked at NBC. He said in a memo to the staff on Tuesday that with a new leader who has his own "forceful ideas", he thought it best to step aside.
CNN says Mr Zucker will take over Mr Whitaker's role overseeing the editorial content of CNN. There will not be a new managing editor.
Mr Whitaker joined CNN in 2011 as executive vice-president and managing editor, responsible for editorial content. Prior to that, he was the Washington bureau chief for NBC News.