Meet Chris Licht's wife as producer is expected to become CNN president

Amber Peake February 27, 2022
Meet Chris Licht's wife as producer is expected to become CNN president
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Veteran producer Chris Licht has made the news this week following reports he is set to take over as lead of CNN.

As reported by Deadline, Licht is expected to take over as president of CNN from Jeff Zucker.

Following the news, some are curious to know more about Chris Licht’s wife, who is also a TV producer.

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Meet Chris Licht’s wife, Jenny

The executive TV producer is married to Jenny Licht (neé Blanco), who is also a producer in the TV industry. Licht and Blanco will have been married 16 years in 2022, having tied the knot in 2006.

The couple are said to have met two years before they wed while covering an assignment for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

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Blanco has also worked for CNN

While Chris Licht has made the news this week as he is expected to take on the role of CNN president, wife Jenny Blanco has also worked for the network.

The New York Times reports Blanco worked for several years as a producer for Anderson Cooper, including on nightly news programme Anderson Cooper 360°.

She also worked as director of talent recruiting and development at the network and as a producer on New York NBC affiliate TV station WNBC-TV.

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A look at Chris Licht’s career

Chris Licht has worked as a producer in the TV industry for three decades. Many will be familiar with Licht thanks to MSNBC‘s morning news and talk show Morning Joe, which he was co-creator and original executive producer for.

He is also known for his work on CBS This Morning as well as his current role executively producing The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.