Chris Licht
Chris Licht

Chris Licht, the embattled chairman/CEO of CNN, was fired today.

His exit follows the June 2 publication a hard-hitting 15,000-word article that ran in The Atlantic that chronicled the meltdown at CNN and last month’s disastrous Donald Trump town hall meeting.

Licht had apologized to staffers for the distraction caused by The Atlantic piece.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav told staffers during today’s network editorial meeting that Licht will be leaving CNN.

In the interim, executive VPs Virginia Moseley (editorial), Eric Sherling (US programing), Amy Entelis (talent & content development); and COO David Leavy, a top aide to Zaslav, will lead CNN.