Eric Sherling is Executive Vice President of U.S. Programming for CNN Worldwide. In this role, Sherling oversees all New York, Washington and Atlanta-based live programs for CNN US, including mornings, dayside, prime time and weekends. In addition, he manages network-wide booking, special projects and special live events programming.
While serving as interim head of programming, Sherling successfully launched six hours of CNN News Central, a new approach to dayside programming showcasing CNN’s worldwide reporting.
Previously, Sherling was CNN’s Senior Vice President of Washington and Special Events Programming, producing the most-watched days in CNN history, including Election Nights, Debates, and Breaking News coverage of January 6. He and his teams have brought signature prime-time events to CNN including Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom, The Fourth in America, and The Mark Twain Prize.
Earlier, Sherling led the launch of The Lead with Jake Tapper, served as Executive Broadcast Producer of ABC’s Good Morning America and Executive Producer of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. He began his producing career in local news for WFLA-TV in Tampa, FL, and WTVQ in Lexington, KY.
Sherling earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Ithaca College and his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He is the recipient of multiple Emmy, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow awards and is based in New York.