Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav went on a foul-mouthed rant as he threw his support behind embattled CNN CEO Chris Licht amid rumors the cable network’s boss’ days were numbered, The Post has learned.

At a town hall with roughly 600 CNN managers Tuesday, the CEO of the network’s parent company stood alongside Licht, who warned staffers they’d better get behind him or “find jobs” elsewhere, according to insiders who attended the meeting.

“This is our rendez-vous with destiny. Will we make mistakes? Of course. Are we flawed? for sure,” Zaslav said. “But we’re all f-ing behind this guy and his mission. America needs objective news.”

Zaslav’s strong words came after a series of leaks from within CNN speculating that Licht will be fired in the coming months as the network continues to be mired with low ratings and bad publicity from gaffes made by morning show anchor Don Lemon.

Sources told The Post that the rumors of Licht’s exit are “bullsh-t” and have been started by loyalists of ousted CNN boss Jeff Zucker, who was dumped in early 2022 for not disclosing his longtime affair with his colleague Allison Gollust.

David Zaslav threw his support behing the embattled CNN CEO, Chris Licht at a townhall meeting this week.

“There are still holdouts who hope that Zucker will come back and buy CNN,” a CNN insider said, explaining that Zucker was “beloved” by some at the network.

Zucker, now the CEO of private equity firm RedBird Capital, had helped juice CNN’s ratings with a focus on left-leaning commentary that often attacked then-President Donald Trump. Zaslav brought in Licht with the mission of moving CNN’s coverage back to the center.

“We are not an advocacy network,” Zaslav said, according to a CNN insider at the town hall, and noted that Licht is “bringing CNN back to its roots” by leading the network to “objective journalism and telling the truth.”

A fed-up Licht also sent a clear message to managers, telling them there are people at the network that “aren’t engaged [and] we should help them find jobs somewhere else.”

CNN did not comment.

Sources said Licht’s fiery rhetoric words “ruffled feathers among Zucker loyalists.”

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Chris Licht has been under fire as CNN sinks deeper into last place among the cable news networks.
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The town hall came as news emerged that “CNN This Morning” host Kaitlan Collins dumped the agent she shared with Lemon.

Collins, 30, had been represented by United Talent Agency superagent Jay Sures, but in recent months their relationship soured as tensions grew between the young anchor and the 57-year-old Lemon, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

“Jay was effectively not repping her,” the source said, pointing to a pivotal period after Lemon screamed at Collins off-camera for interrupting him during a Dec. 8 broadcast.

Although it is unclear when Collins severed her relationship with Sures, sources said she  recently jumped ship to Ari Emanuel’s agency, William Morris Endeavor.

On Wednesday, Sures confirmed the two parted ways.

“We wish her well with her future endeavors,” Sures told The Post.

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Licht and Zaslav sent a clear message to Jeff Zucker loyalists at CNN on Tuesday, telling them to get in line or look for new jobs.
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Collins declined to comment.

Lemon, Sures’ star client, has been in the middle of multiple controversies since Licht teamed the failed primetime anchor with Collins and Poppy Harlow on the revamped morning show last November. 

Last month, Lemon caused a national uproar — and angered his colleagues and viewers — when he said GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley was “not in her prime.”

He was made to apologize and undergo unspecified training, but the last-placed show continues to flounder.