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.
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.