12/06/2012 10:35 am ET

Anderson Cooper: CNN Has 'Run Into Problems' During Slow Times (VIDEO)

Anderson Cooper weighed in on the shakeup coming to his network while speaking on Thursday's "CBS This Morning."

2012 has been a tough year for CNN's ratings. The network hit record lows in the first half of the year, and now lags in last place behind Fox News and MSNBC. There has been much talk about possible new directions for the network, and CNN recently announced that Jeff Zucker will take over as president in January.

"We've always done well when things are happening and it's in the slower times that we've run into problems," Cooper said on Thursday's "CBS This Morning."

When asked to identify upcoming changes and challenges for CNN, he pointed out what he believes are the network's strengths.

"I think CNN has a great brand and is a great place and has really dedicated journalists and like CBS, there's not a lot of places that have journalists working out in the field," Cooper said. "CBS is one of them and CNN is a place that's expanding with bureaus and that's important to us. That's in our DNA."



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