08/05/2011 08:55 am ET | Updated Oct 05, 2011

CNN Chief Ken Jautz Backs Piers Morgan

The president of CNN's U.S. operations, Ken Jautz, says he's standing by primetime host Piers Morgan. In an interview with Adweek, Jautz, who took over the network in late September, a few weeks after Morgan was announced as Larry King's replacement in primetime, said "we were very familiar with his background and several people talked to him about [his tabloid background]." Jautz added that Morgan "has been entirely consistent in his public statements and very firm in his denials and we do not believe there's any impact on the show," from the recent controversy.

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