On paper it might have been a good business model for politicians aspiring to higher office: Give jobs to the children of the heads of news organizations and possibly kinder reportage will ensue.

Flashback tweet from March of this year:

Somewhere along the line, however, it didn’t work out. The exact reason the 15-year-old son of the president of CNN has resigned from the advisory board of New Jersey senatorial candidate Cory Booker’s startup tech firm isn’t known:

Maybe he can get a job with Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech.


Zucker’s son might not be easily replaced. Usually family members of people who work for news organizations aren’t available for employment in private sector business because they’ve already got jobs with the Obama administration.