The man best known for producing CNN’s live coverage of election nights–and creating some of the network’s most notable innovations, like John King‘s “Magic Wall”–has announced he’s leaving CNN. David Bohrman, a senior vice president who was promoted to the position of “Chief Innovation Officer” earlier this year, has announced today will be his last day at the network. “I have been offered a fantastic new opportunity,” he writes in a note to CNN staffers. “I just want to say thanks, and give a ‘tip of the headset’ to you all.”
Jim Walton, CNN worldwide president, said in a statement “David’s leadership helped our teams set a standard for election and event coverage. We appreciate his contributions to CNN and wish him continued success.”
Here’s Bohrman’s note to staff:
Today will be my last day with CNN. I have been offered a fantastic new opportunity, and Jim has graciously agreed to let me give it a go.
In the coming days you will hear details of what I will be doing, but today I want to send a brief note of thanks to all of you here at CNN.
In the past decade, not only have I been able to create and produce daily programs, but I have been lucky enough to oversee and produce FIVE November election nights, 4 conventions, and probably about 50 debates, primary nights, and other major Special Events (which I think puts me second only to Bob Furnad in the history of CNN). We have won critical acclaim, the ratings, and many awards.
In addition to having had the reins of the Washington Bureau, this has allowed me to work with just about every single one of the thousands of employees at CNN Worldwide and benefit from their hard work and tireless effort. These events are really the ultimate team endeavor, and without listing every one of the many jobs and people who all took part, I just want to say thanks, and give a “tip of the headset” to you all.
All the best,
Sr. VP & Chief Innovation Officer
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