CNN announced this afternoon that Mark Nelson had been promoted to Vice President of CNN Productions.
Mark Nelson, most recently senior executive producer of CNN Presents, has been promoted to vice president and senior executive producer of CNN Productions, it was announced today by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. In his new role, Nelson oversees all of CNN Worldwide documentary and long-form programming, including CNN Presents, the most honored documentary series in cable news.
Nelson, a veteran news producer who oversaw highly acclaimed long-form programming on ABC’s Nightline and the National Geographic Channel, has been the interim chief of CNN Productions since November 2005. During this time, CNN Presents increased its in-depth programming and the number of topical specials, which has resulted in frequent ratings victories in its time periods.