Chris Licht

Christopher Licht is an award-winning producer and journalist. He served as Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide and Executive Producer of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, “CBS This Morning”, and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”. He also was an executive producer for Showtime’s “Our Cartoon President”, Paramount+’s “Tooning Out the News”, and Comedy Central’s “Hell of a Week with Charlemagne Tha God”.

Licht began his career at KNBC in Los Angeles before helping lead the transition of KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area to an NBC owned and operated station. He created “CBS This Morning”, which achieved unprecedented ratings and cultural success for the network. He also served as CBS’s executive vice president of special programming.

Licht has won multiple Emmy, Peabody and DuPont awards. He is a member of the Robin Hood Leadership Council. Licht graduated from Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. He serves as a member of the Newhouse Advisory Board and The Second City board.

He resides in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.