CNN President Jeff Zucker Resigns, Citing Relationship With Co-worker
CNN President Jeff Zucker resigned abruptly after 9 years on the media firm after acknowledging a consensual relationship with a co-worker.
Zucker mentioned he acknowledged the connection when requested about it as a part of an investigation into Chris Cuomo, the previous CNN anchor who was fired after it was found he aided his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he navigated a sexual harassment investigation.
“I used to be required to reveal it when it started however I didn’t,” Zucker wrote. “I used to be incorrect.”
Chris Cuomo actively helped craft his his brother’s responses to sexual harassment prices, in line with emails and a transcript of his testimony to investigators working for state Lawyer Normal Letitia James. Her workplace discovered Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at the least 11 girls; the previous governor resigned in August to keep away from a possible impeachment trial.
In an announcement Zucker mentioned he had wished that his tenure had ended in a different way however, “it was an incredible run. And I cherished each minute.”
Jeff Zucker was named Chairman, WarnerMedia Information and Sports activities in March, 2019. He has additionally served as President of CNN Worldwide since 2013.
Zucker oversees all of WarnerMedia’s stay programming, together with all divisions of CNN Worldwide and Turner Sports activities. At CNN, that features the US tv community, CNN Worldwide, HLN, and CNN’s digital properties. His sports activities portfolio consists of Turner Sports activities, and Bleacher Report.