In a new interview with the NY Times, CNN President Jeff Zucker teased a possible run for NY City Mayor.
Per the NY Times:
Mr. Zucker, the signature television executive of the Trump era, has more than anyone shaped that always-on, always-breaking, hyper-charged way that news — including politics — is covered nowadays. He has always been a hands-on leader. But now it seems Mr. Zucker may want to drive events even more directly.
Four years ago, he told me he was considering a future in politics. On Thursday, I asked him whether he was interested in the most obvious role, which will be open next year in a city aching for leadership: mayor of New York.
He paused, and said he didn’t want his answer to cause a storm of news.
Then, he said, “New York City is going to need a very strong mayor in the aftermath of this, and I always like a challenge.”
Per Breitbart, this is not the first instance Zucker has expressed interest in running for public office.
In December 2018, Zucker told Obama political strategist David Axelrod on his podcast that politics could be in his future.
“I don’t know for sure where I’ll be but here’s the two things I do know: if the Miami Dolphins call, that’s where I’ll be,” Zucker said when asked where he envisions himself in five years. “And number two, look I still harbor somewhere in my gut that I’m still very interested in politics… I’m still interested in [running for office] and it’s something I would consider.”