WarnerMedia announced on Monday that it would be selling CNN Center in downtown Atlanta.
The network sent a letter to their staff on Monday to announce the changes. Discussions of selling the building had started before the merger with AT&T but were put on hold.
The company will transition its current staff to their Techwood campus which will take several years.
WarnerMedia made it clear that this decision did not suggest they are less committed to Atlanta. In the memo they said:
We recognize the historical relevance of the CNN Center. Ted Turner was a true pioneer who reinvented media when he launched the 24-hour news channel in 1980. WarnerMedia was proud to play a part in solidifying Ted’s legacy last December with the dedication of our Techwood campus to him, the unveiling of a commissioned mural portrait on our campus and a donation to the University of Georgia, in partnership with the Turner Family and Turner Enterprises, that established the Ted Turner Exhibition Hall & Gallery at UGA’s library, the Ted Turner Scholarship Fund and the Ted Turner Maverick internship."