CNN is finally rid of Jeff Zucker.
Zucker reportedly did not disclose what he describes as a “consensual relationship” with a colleague.
The relationship was exposed as part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo.
Rather than risk termination and even more embarrassment, Zucker chose to submit his resignation.
Only hours ago, Zucker released the statement regarding the relationship and his resignation.
He stated, “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 have worked with for more than 20 years.
“I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years.
“I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong.
“As a result, I am resigning today,”
“I came to CNN on January 28, 2013. Together, we had nine great years.
“I certainly wish my tenure here had ended differently. But it was an amazing run. And I loved every minute.
“I am grateful to the thousands of incredibly talented CNN and Turner Sports employees who helped make this such a joy for me, and such a success for all of us. I wish each of you nothing but the best in the years ahead.”
Jeff Zucker just announced his resignation to a stunned CNN. pic.twitter.com/sWXYNBO20d
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 2, 2022
The colleague in question is believed to be Allison Gollust, who had worked on Governor Cuomo’s staff before joining CNN.
This may actually come as a relief of sorts for CNN.
Under Zucker, the network’s ratings have plummeted and there has been scandal after scandal over the last two years.
Zucker turned the network into an arm of the DNC, concentrating on nothing but hit pieces on Trump during his time in office.
Numerous personalities on the network have also been hit with scandals, most notably the recent problems of Chris Cuomo.
Perhaps CNN will get back to its roots now by bringing someone in that is interested in actual journalism rather than another form of TMZ.
Source: Fox News