(TheConservativeNews.org) – In an announcement that reportedly stunned his colleagues and employees, the president of CNN, Jeff Zucker, resigned after admitting he had failed to disclose a romantic relationship with another senior executive at CNN.
In a twist of irony, the sexual relationship was exposed during the internal investigation of former CNN host Chris Cuomo.
As part of a statement Zucker sent the staff at CNN, he said:
“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.”
According to the New York Times, Zucker was referring to his sexual relationship with CNN executive vice president and chief marketing officer Allison Gollust.
Bottom line: The longtime boss at CNN, a network that has been sinking in the ratings, has been forced to step down after his relationship with a subordinate was discovered during the investigation of Chris Cuomo.