Chris Licht, the executive producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, has been chosen to replace Jeff Zucker as president of CNN, according to media reports, and Axios said that under his leadership, the plan is for CNN to return its focus to hard news and reduce its left-leaning partisan programming during prime time. The change is expected to happen once Discovery acquires WarnerMedia in a merger set for April. According to Axios, Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who’s taking over CNN, shares a view with Licht that CNN was trying to boost prime-time ratings at the expense of the brand, and that ratings are secondary to CNN’s credibility. Zaslav wants to move CNN back to the political middle, according to the report. Licht previously was the co-creator of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and revamped CBS’ morning show, CBS This Morning.