WarnerMedia has unveiled assorted executive appointments to bolster its CNN+ team.
The company appointed Nancy Han as CNN+’s vice president of weekly programming. Previously, Han worked as executive vice president of NowThis News and SVP of news originals and content strategy. Prior to that, Han also worked as an executive producer at ABC News and senior producer at CBS News.
WarnerMedia has also appointed Jennifer Suozzo as vice president of daily programming for CNN+. She comes to the company from NBC News where she was the executive producer of nightly news. Suozzo has worked in breaking news capacities in the NBC control room for more than two decades, and was the first executive producer of Andrea Mitchell Reports.
Han and Suozzo will work on the content leadership team, which is focused on developing, producing and programming for live and taped programs on CNN+. WarnerMedia had previously announced that CNN+ will offer original, live, on-demand and interactive programming that’s separate and distinct from its linear TV channels.
Han and Suozzo will report to Rebecca Kutler, SVP and head of programming for the service. Their team will include Melanie Buck, executive producer of morning programs; Cullen Daly, executive producer of special projects; Jamie Foster, executive producer of evening programs; David Gelles, executive producer of political and live event programming; and Scott Matthews, executive producer of weekly programs.
Eric Johnson, meanwhile, will take on the content lead role focused on development and production of internal doc projects, as executive producer of original series for CNN+. Johnson joined CNN after more than 14 years at ABC News where he served as executive producer of podcast and primetime broadcasts including Soul of a Nation. He has also held senior leadership roles at Good Morning America, Nightline and ABC News Digital.
The CNN+ content leadership team focused on content strategy and operations will include Jon Reyes, vice president of design and creative, and Amanda Willis, vice president of content programming. Both will report to Courtney Coupe, SVP of content strategy and operations.
This phenomenal team will work together with Courtney, Katie and myself, to bring 8-12 hours of live, daily programming, a thriving community component, and rich deep library of non-fiction, long form programming including new original series and films developed for CNN+ to life,” Kutler said in a news release.