CNN names former New York Times and BBC boss as its new CEO

Sliding ratings and belatedly bringing CNN into the streaming era will be among Thompson’s chief challenges

Mark Thompson, incoming chief executive at CNN: “The world needs accurate trustworthy news now more than ever”

Former New York Times and BBC boss Mark Thompson has the been named as the new chief of CNN.

Thompson, who will also act as editor-in-chief for CNN content, will officially join the company on October 9.

The Englishman (66), oversaw a surge in digital subscribers at the New York Times which he helmed for eight years. He’ll take over CNN at a critical moment, with the 2024 presidential race heating up and bringing the ...