Who Owns CNN? (2022)

CNN is currently owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a company formed after merger of WarnerMedia & Discovery Inc. on 8th April, 2022. CNN is an American multinational cable news channel based in Atlanta, Georgia.

*John C. Malone is a director at Warner Bros. Discovery & has a 26.6% voting power as of March, 2022.

CNN Ownership History

(1980–1996): From 1980 to 1996, CNN was owned by Turner Broadcasting System. The service was launched by Ted Turner in 1980.

(1996-2001): From 1996 to 2001, CNN was owned by Time Warner. Turner Broadcasting System was aquired by Time Warner in 1996, which led to transfer of ownership of CNN.

(2001-2003): From 2001 to 2003, CNN was owned by AOL Time Warner. After the 2001 merger of AOL & Time Warner, CNN became a property of AOL Time Warner.

(2003-2018): From 2003 to 2018, CNN was owned by Time Warner.

(2018-2022): From 2018 to 2022, CNN was owned by AT&T. AT&T aquired CNN’s parent Time Warner in 2018 for $85.4 billion. The deal was initiated in 2016 but was stalled due to refusal from FCC, the Department of Justice cleared the deal in 2018.

(2022-Present): Since April, 2022, CNN is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a company formed after merger of Discovery Inc. and Warner Media. In 2021, Warner Media was spun-off from AT&T.

CNN FAQs

Who is the owner of CNN?

As of 2022, CNN is currently owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a company formed after merger of Discovery Inc. and Warner Media.

Where are the headquarters of CNN?

CNN is headquartered in CNN Center located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Who is the CEO of CNN?

Chris Licht is the Chairman & CEO of CNN worldwide & Michael Bass is the EVP and head of CNN US.