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Jeff Zucker’s First Email to CNN Employees

He won’t officially join the network until late January, but new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has already reached out to the entire staff of CNN and CNN International. TVNewser obtained his first email to the global staff of 4,000 , in which Zucker writes, “I see endless potential for CNN across all of its platforms… we are committed to maintaining CNN’s core mission. In fact, in my mind, CNN’s values are more distinct and more important than ever in today’s media landscape.”

At the same time, we will have to continue to evolve. I don’t have all the answers. No one does. But I hope that we can challenge each other to think even more broadly about what CNN is and can be, and to enhance this truly special and powerful brand. The opportunities are limitless.

Full memo after the jump…

Date: November 30, 2012, 10:46:20 AM EST
To: “*CNN Staff” “CNN International – ALL”
Subject: A Message from Jeff Zucker

November 30, 2012

With Thursday’s announcement behind us, I wanted to communicate directly with you to say how excited I am to be part of CNN’s future. I have long been a consumer and admirer of CNN’s journalism. And I see endless potential for CNN across all of its platforms. As Phil Kent and I said yesterday, we are committed to maintaining CNN’s core mission. In fact, in my mind, CNN’s values are more distinct and more important than ever in today’s media landscape.

At the same time, we will have to continue to evolve. I don’t have all the answers. No one does. But I hope that we can challenge each other to think even more broadly about what CNN is and can be, and to enhance this truly special and powerful brand. The opportunities are limitless.

It is a great honor to join you on this journey. I look forward to getting to know the organization and the great people who work here.

Officially, I will begin work in late January, but I’ll start diving in soon. I’ll be travelling to meet with many of you in the weeks ahead. I can’t wait. Until then, thanks for the already warm welcome.

JEFF

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