CNN chief Jeff Zucker leaves door open to run for NYC mayor in next election

CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker left open the possibility of running for New York City mayor in the city’s next election.

Zucker, who has been in this role at the network since 2013, didn’t confirm or deny whether he’s considering running for the role during an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday. When asked if he would consider running when the position opens up in 2021, Zucker “paused, and said he didn’t want his answer to cause a storm of news.”

“New York City is going to need a very strong mayor in the aftermath of this, and I always like a challenge,” he added.

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