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The Ticker: ‘Rise Above,’ Whitaker, Bennett

  • With the election over, CNBC is launching a cross-platform campaign called “Rise Above” to draw attention to the fiscal cliff, the deficit and other economic issues. The term Rise Above refers to the need to rise above partisan bickering. More information on the initiative from CNBC’s Nik Deogun, here.
  • CNN Worldwide managing editor Mark Whitaker posts a public “letter from the editor” praising CNN’s election coverage. “We did it because we value facts more than opinions, but also because these days that’s what sets CNN apart.” His whole op-ed is here.
  • Investigation Discovery has promoted Kevin Bennett to general manager. He will continue to report to Henry Schleiff, the president of ID, Destination America an Military Channel. Bennett, a 16-year veteran of Discovery Communications, will remain senior VP of programming and research for the group.
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