Exactly 366 days after closing a blockbuster deal to marry Warner Bros. and Discovery, David Zaslav took the upfront stage Wednesday morning for the first time as CEO of the newly merged media behemoth. “There is no news organization in the world like CNN,” he said, praising the company’s news-gathering skills and comparative lack of opinion programming. But that’s not what Warner Bros. She noted that Warner Bros. produced her film debut, The Color Purple, referred to Zaslav as “Mr. Z” and, in one of the morning’s many callbacks to the past, even acknowledged the difficulty of launching her cable network over a decade ago.
Source: CNN May 18, 2022 16:13 UTC