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    Jeff Zucker to Run 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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    It’s official: former NBC chief Jeff Zucker will be the president of CNN, the network confirmed on Thursday. Zucker is succeeding Jim Walton, who headed CNN Worldwide since 2003, a period in which the network faced declining ratings in the U.S. As president of CNN Worldwide, Zucker will head not only the U.S. news network, but also CNN International, HLN and CNN digital, which includes cnn.com.

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