CNN Adds Two Programming Executives

Bart Feder Joins Cable News Network from The FeedRoom; Scott Matthews from Fox-Owned WWOR-TV and WNYW-TV New York
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CNN went out of house, including to rival News Corp., to fill two new top programming positions at the cable news network.

Bart Feder, who runs online-video service The FeedRoom, was named senior vice president for current programming, while Scott Matthews, VP and news director of Fox-owned WWOR-TV and WNYW-TV New York, was named director of programming.

Both are new positions. Feder reports to CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein and Matthews to Feder.

Feder will head up all on-air programming for CNN/U.S. Matthews will run programming out of Atlanta. Feder succeeded Klein as CEO of The FeedRoom, so there is already a comfort level there.

Feder's resume includes news-director posts at WABC-TV New York, WHDH-TV Boston and WJXT-TV Jacksonville, Fla.

Matthews was news director at Fox stations in Philadelphia and Boston before heading up a 200-person staff at WWOR and WNYW doing eight hours of news per day, according to CNN.

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