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Current Names CNN Veteran Bohrman As President

David Bohrman, former senior vice president of progbramming and D.C. bureau chief for CNN, has been named president of Current TV, which was founded by former Vice President Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt.

Bohrman replaces Mark Rosenthal as president. Rosenthal's exit was announced two weeks ago,  with Hyatt taking over as CEO.

Borhman's political chops dovetail with Current's plans to emphasize political commentary and news analysis, centered on Keith Olbermann's Countdown program.

As Current's president, Bohrman will be based in New York and San Francisco, and will oversee programming, production, broadcast operations, digital and technology and work closely with Olbermann, who is also serving as the network's chief news officer.

. "David Bohrman passionately shares our vision," said Gore of the hire. "He has innovation in his DNA, and he has the unique qualifications and relationships to take Current to a whole new level in programming and production. I very much admire David's excellent work, his integrity, his drive and his consistent track record of innovation. He will be a tremendous leader for Current, and Joel and I are proud to have David join us in this exciting venture."

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.