CNN Taps New Head of Global Communications from Washington Post – The Hollywood Reporter
CNN has found a new head of global communications.
The Warner Bros Discovery-owned cable news channel has hired Kristine Coratti Kelly as its chief operating officer and global communications director, CNN CEO Chris Licht reports. Kelly joins from washington articles, where she is currently the Communications Director and CEO of Washington Post Live. She began her career at CNN in 2000 and will officially return to the company next month, based in New York.
“Kris is one of the most dynamic, innovative and respected executives in her field with an incredible track record of success,” Licht said in a statement. “I have full confidence in her ability to support and promote CNN’s core values of trust, transparency, and accountability in journalism.”
Kelly will oversee internal and external media and communications relationships, as well as creative marketing, events and brand initiatives.
“CNN is one of the most trusted and consequential news organizations in the world,” said Coratti Kelly. “I’m excited to join the team and help realize the group’s vision to grow CNN’s reach and reputation as the world’s leading source of news and information.”
She succeeds Allison Gollust, who resigned at CNN in February after a WarnerMedia investigation found “violations of company policies” involving her, former CNN president Jeff Zucker and former broadcaster. CNN reporter Chris Cuomo.