Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is loathed within the network he was once the face of as his stormy exit continues to generate casualties.
The latest was CNN executive Allison Gollust, the girlfriend of recently ousted CNN President Jeff Zucker, whose resignation was announced Tuesday night in a scathing memo from WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar.
“The investigation found violations of Company policies, including CNN’s News Standards and Practices, by Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust, and Chris Cuomo,” Kilar wrote.
Gollust fired back with a memo of her own, telling colleagues that “tonight is an attempt to retaliate against me and change the media narrative in the wake of their disastrous handling of the last two weeks.”
The latest jolt to upper management has roiled CNN again, which has been caught up in Cuomo’s on and off-air drama for nearly two years. The investigation from an outside law firm initially looked at Cuomo’s conduct regarding his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., but evolved into what and when Zucker knew as well.