Mr. Motro's sudden departure is a blow to CNN. He was the founder of CNN Interactive, which launched in January 1995 and now oversees Web sites for CNN, CNNfn and AllPolitics. A spokesman said no successor has been named yet. In the interim, Mark Bernstein, VP-business development, and Scott Woelfel, VP-editor in chief, will share management responsibilities.
CNN and Infoseek recently signed an agreement making Infoseek the premier search provider on CNN's sites.
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