Jeff Zucker in Talks to Head CNN

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27:  Jeff Zucker attends the 20th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards at The Waldorf Astoria on October 27, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jeff Zucker

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    From NBC to CNN? Jeff Zucker, the former NBC Universal chief executive, is reportedly the frontrunner to succeed Jim Walton as president and chief executive of CNN. A final announcement could be made by the end of the week, The New York Times reports. Before his criticized run as head of the NBC’s primetime lineup, Zucker successfully oversaw the Today show’s unprecedented morning reign, and the overhaul of the network’s coverage of the Olympics and elections. Former ESPN exec Mark Shapiro is also in consideration.

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