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Zaz Brings in the Pain Sponge

David Leavy, the newly implemented C.O.O. at CNN and a longtime member of the Zaslav braintrust.
David Leavy, the newly implemented CNN C.O.O. and a longtime member of the Zaslav braintrust. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Dylan Byers
June 2, 2023

Last Spring, shortly after Chris Licht became chairman and chief executive of CNN, he received a gift from Jay Sures, the Hollywood power agent who has long represented many of CNN’s most high-profile anchors and correspondents. The gift was a framed bulletproof vest with Licht’s name affixed on it.