CNN president resigns over affair with colleague

CNN Chief Executive Officer Jeff Zucker resigned from the network on Wednesday after failing to disclose a romantic relationship with another top executive at the company. Zucker has been at the helm of the cable network’s affairs for nine years. He told colleagues in a memo that his relationship with CNN Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Allison Gollust arose during an investigation into Chris Cuomo’s alleged sexual misconduct. “As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I’ve worked with for over 20 years,” he said. Zucker wrote in the memo, shared on Twitter by CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter. “I recognized that the relationship has evolved over the years,” he wrote. “I was asked to reveal it when it started, but I didn’t. He was wrong. As a result, I am resigning today.” Zucker, 56, joined CNN in 2013 from NBC and is credited with propelling cable news to ratings success in the run-up to the 2021 presidential election. Gollust wrote in a separate memo to staff that he would remain at his job. “Jeff and I have been close friends and professional partners for over 20 years. Recently our relationship changed during COVID. “I’m sorry we didn’t reveal it at the right time. I am incredibly proud of my time at CNN and look forward to continuing the great work we do every day.” Zucker was married to former Saturday Night Live producer Caryn Nathanson from 1996 to 2019 and they have four children. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; CNN president resigns over affair with colleague