Al Jazeera America says replaces CEO of US network

May 7, 2015 02:08

Al Jazeera Media Network said on Wednesday it had replaced the chief executive of its US network, Ehab Alshihabi, in a move that follows reports of several staff departures and a lawsuit claiming wrongful employment.

Al Jazeera said in a statement that it had named Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English, as chief executive to replace Alshihabi. It said the appointment was with immediate effect.

Alshihabi did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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