After 24 years with CNN Worldwide, executive VP of content development and strategy Sue Bunda is leaving the company.
Bunda joined CNN in 1987 as a writer and producer. She would go on to oversee special events coverage for the network and eventually was named senior VP of news for CNN/U.S., overseeing the network’s domestic bureaus.
“The logical question is why. Here’s why: I have always believed life is full of chapters and this has been an amazing one, but the next chapter is calling me,” Bunda wrote in an email to staff this morning. “In my recent years here, I have championed “free-thinking” and I couldn’t help but apply that same spirit to my professional future. I have several ideas about where I hope that chapter leads me.”
CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton said in an email to staff that he and his team will be looking at Bunda’s areas of responsibility, and will decide how it will be organized it in the near future.
Bunda and Walton’s emails are after the jump.