NEW YORK (AP) - CNN's general manager, Teya Ryan, was ousted Monday as the network continues to grapple with the fallout of being the No. 2 cable news network behind Fox News Channel.
Ryan was replaced by Princell Hair, a former television news director in Los Angeles and Baltimore who has overseen the news operations for Viacom's 39 television stations.
The moves were announced by Jim Walton, president of CNN news group, who oversees all of the CNN networks.
Walton has been trying to nudge CNN in a harder news direction. CNN's ratings are up this year, primarily due to the war in Iraq, but it has not been able to challenge Fox News Channel's dominance in the ratings.