CNN’s CEO Chris Licht told network staff to prepare for “more changes” they “might not like,” in the wake of the recent cancellation of Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter.
Licht issued his warning to employees in an editorial call on Friday, according to reports.
“I want to acknowledge that this is a time of significant change, and I know that many of you are unsettled,” Licht said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“There will be more changes, and you might not understand it or like it,” he went on.
Licht condemned the leak of Reliable’s cancellation, describing it as “gross and inhumane,” saying the announcement was supposed to happen later in the week.
Chris Licht vowed to steer the network’s far-left, anti-Trump agenda to a less partisan tone, warning on-air personalities unable to adjust to the change, would be fired.
Unsurprisingly, there appears to be a grim mood at CNN as the network’s new parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, enacts sweeping changes.
“No one is safe or secure right now,” one CNN staffer told Deadline.
CNN dropped the hammer on Brian Stelter on Thursday, canceling his 9 p.m. show.
Stelter used his show to attack former President Donald Trump and promote Democrats, all under the guise of being a “media reporter.”
Warner Bros. Discovery has enacted significant changes at CNN, as the network’s ratings became the elephant in the room and the laughing stock of its media counterparts.
In 2022, executives dropped the ax on network boss Jeff Zucker, who transformed CNN into an anti-Trump platform.
CNN+ streaming service was also axed after less than a month of operation.
The bloodbath continues…