HE’S OUT! CNN President Resigns Over Affair

Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide and chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports, has resigned effective immediately. Zucker broke the news to a stunned staff on Wednesday.

“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,” he told employees in a memo. “As a result, I am resigning today.”

Although Zucker didn’t name the colleague, tabloids previously reported that he has been dating Allison Gollust, CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, for years. Brian Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent, confirmed the relationship is with Gollust. She will remain at the network.

Gollust previously worked with Zucker for 15 years at NBC. When he joined CNN in 2013, Gollust was among his first hires. She issued a statement shortly after news broke on Wednesday.

Source: yahoo

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