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Al Jazeera America replaces chief as turmoil hits newsroom
Al Jazeera America replaces chief as turmoil hits newsroom

Al Jazeera America reports on the news -- and with its recent management problems, it also makes it. The upstart cable channel Wednesday announced the exit of its controversial interim chief, Ehad Alshihabi, who had the job of launching the U.S. branch of the news outlet in 2013. Al Anstey, a TV news veteran who has worked for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera since 2005, will take over immediately as chief executive, the network said. "There are human stories across the United States that need to be told," Anstey wrote in a statement. "Stories that inspire, enlighten and inform." Alshihabi, a former management consultant, had come in for heavy criticism...

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