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Jeff Zucker: CNNMoney Able to Bridge TV and Digital ‘Incredibly Well’

CNN MoneyTVNewser was at New York City’s Gansevoort Hotel last night as CNN officially celebrated its sole ownership of CNNMoney, which recently separated from Fortune and Money.

“We’re uniquely positioned to report on financial, money, media, and luxury news because of our prowess across both digital and television,” CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker told TVNewser at the event.

“CNNMoney is able to bridge both mediums incredibly well, and given our digital strength in particular, I think we’re really well positioned to increase the presence of CNNMoney across television, and blow it out even more.”

And that increase across TV is already underway. During his speech at the event, Zucker gave a shout-out to “Early Start” co-anchor Christine Romans, recognizing her as the new host of “CNN Money” Saturdays at 2pmET. The show, which was previously titled “Your Money,” premiered under its new name two weeks ago.

“Our goal is to make you fluent in money, everything that’s happening in business, but at the same time how it pertains to you and your own finances,” Romans told us.

And expect a healthy marriage between money and politics: “Nothing goes better together than money and politics,” VP of CNNMoney and Politics for digital Ed O’Keefe told us, suggesting coverage will cross-pollinate politics during the 2016 election season.

And you’ve all been waiting… who’s the mysterious hand holding the money clip above? Photo credit goes to CNN’s Senior Director of PR, Matt Dornic.

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The Biz Ticker: Bloomberg, Bartiromo, Bell

  • Jacki Kelley is joining Bloomberg Media as Chief Operating Officer. Kelley was most recently CEO for IPG Mediabrands. “There is an insatiable and magnetic ambition at Bloomberg,” Kelley said in a statement. “After looking at what is being built in the media operation here, I realized it’s one of those rare opportunities where if I did not do it, I may wonder what I missed.”

  • In a Q+A with Variety, Maria Bartiromo reveals how she unwinds at the end of the day: “I work out a lot; I ride my bike when I come home. I’ll do 20 or 30 miles a couple of times a week. And I love yoga.”

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Ed O’Keefe Named VP of CNNMoney & Politics

cnnmoneyAs CNN prepares to take control of CNNMoney, the network is bringing on Ed O’Keefe to the new position of VP of CNNMoney and Politics for CNN Digital.

As Time Inc. prepares to be spun off from Time Warner, CNNMoney stays in the Time Warner fold and, as of June 1, becomes a part of CNN. (Money magazine and Money.com remain with Time Inc. Money made its own internal moves yesterday). O’Keefe will be tasked with growing the CNNMoney brand as well as expanding political coverage on CNN Digital. He’ll work alongside DC bureau chief Sam Feist in that capacity.

O’Keefe joins from NowThisNews where he was editor-in-cheif. Before that, he spent 12 years at ABC News, lastly as executive producer at ABCNews.com.

In addition, CNN Digital is promoting Lex Haris to Executive Editor of CNNMoney. Haris has been with CNNMoney since 2001, and has been the site’s managing editor since 2007.

Lea Ann Leming Joins ABC News from HLN

Lea Ann Leming starts today as the Executive Producer of ABC News Digital. Leming joins from HLN Digital, where last year she oversaw the launch of HLNtv.com. Leming replaces Ed O’Keefe who left ABC News in June for the start-up Now This News.

A CNN veteran, Leming also helped create CNN.com. In fact, she wrote the first story for the site on Aug. 30, 1995 as NATO began a series of airstrikes against Bosnian Serb targets.

Leming will report to Joe Ruffolo, SVP of ABC News Digital.

Former CNN Executive Eason Jordan Joins Social Video Startup Now This News

The former chief of news at CNN, Eason Jordan, has joined social web TV start-up Now This News as general manager.

Now This had been called Planet Daily while it was still in development. In June it hired veteran ABC News digital executive Ed O’Keefe as editor in chief. That means that two veteran TV news executives will be at the helm of the start-up, which also counts former staffers from NBC, Fox News and PBS among its ranks.

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Promotions at ABCNews.com

ABC News president David Westin announced today the ABCnews.com promotions of Deirdre Michalopoulos to senior managing editor and Ed O’Keefe to managing editor. WebNewser has more info plus Westin’s email to staff.