CNN Editor In Chief Leaves CNN After 12 Years

( Last week, a CNN senior vice president and editor-in-chief resigned after more than 12 years with the cable network.

According to Axios, on Friday, Meredith Artley, CNN’s senior vice president and editor-in-chief for global digital operations notified staff that she would be leaving the network.

As SVP and editor-in-chief of CNN Digital, Artley oversaw the creation, programming, and publishing of content on all CNN online news operations including,, CNN Politics, and CNN Business, leading a team of over 350 reporters, producers, and editors.

In a memo sent to staff on Friday, Artley expressed pride in the role she played in “guiding, growing and championing CNN’s journalism” and boasted that she helped make CNN Digital “the #1 brand for news on the internet.”

Artley, who joined CNN in October 2009, was one of former CNN chief Jeff Zucker’s top executives. According to Axios, sources suggest that Artley had grown frustrated over the corporate shakeups in the wake of the merger between Warner Television and Discovery that placed CNN under new ownership.

According to Variety, Artley confirmed that the decision to leave CNN was “absolutely” hers. As yet, the company has not named a replacement for Artley who is planning to remain in her position for another week or two to help with the transition.

Just last month, Discovery shuttered CNN’s digital subscription service, CNN+ not even a month after it launched. At the same time, Artley’s boss, Andrew Morse, the executive vice president and chief digital officer, also left the company.