Embattled CNN boss Chris Licht has issued a sincere apology to network employees during a recent internal call, Your Content has learned.
In response to a critical profile published in The Atlantic, Licht expressed his disbelief at the portrayal while acknowledging the frustrations of his team.
He firmly stated, “I should not be in the news unless it’s defending you.”
This public address marked the first time Licht had spoken directly to his staff since assuming leadership and shed light on his commitment to earning their trust. Although the circumstances surrounding his participation in the profile remain unclear, Licht made no mention of stepping down despite calls for his resignation.
In an effort to refocus attention on the organization’s journalism, he expressed remorse for the distraction caused and pledged to regain the trust of his colleagues, vowing to fight alongside them to maintain CNN’s status as the most trusted name in news, according to DailyMail.