Ed Turner (television executive)

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Ed Turner (c.1934–2002) was a CNN executive vice president and one of the first people Ted Turner hired in 1980 to help make his dream of a 24/7 news network a reality.[1]

Turner—no relation to Ted Turner—was a well-known figure throughout the industry for his approach to news. A veteran journalist, Turner served as Metromedia's corporate news director before joining United Press International Television News.[2] After UPITN, Turner moved to CBS where he produced the CBS Morning News show.[2] Turner served at CNN until 1998, when he left his position as vice president in charge of news-gathering, he died of cancer in 2002 at the age of 66.[3]


  1. ^ Wolfgang Saxon (April 2, 2002). "Ed Turner, 66; Helped Build 24-Hour News". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "CNN pioneer Ed Turner dead at 66". United Press International. April 1, 2002.
  3. ^ "Ex-CNN executive Ed Turner dead at 66". CNN. March 31, 2002.

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