CNN President Jeff Zucker Resigns After Affair With Andrew Cuomo’s Former Communications Director

National   |   Dylan Housman   |   Feb 2, 2022   |   12:59PM   |   Washington, DC

CNN President Jeff Zucker announced his resignation to staff Wednesday morning, according to a memo shared by media reporter Brian Stelter.

Zucker wrote to his employees that he was resigning due to a “consensual relationship with my closest colleague” that he was “required to disclose” at the time it began but didn’t. He said he was asked about the relationship as a part of CNN’s investigation into the conduct of Chris Cuomo.

Stelter revealed the relationship to be with CNN chief marketing officer Allison Gollust. Gollust previously served as the communications director for former Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She said in a statement that the two became romantically involved during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zucker, who split from his wife in 2018, said he “acknowledged” that his relationship with Gollust “evolved in recent years.”

Chris Cuomo was let go by CNN in December for his involvement in helping cover up sexual assault allegations against his brother, Andrew Cuomo.

Zucker took over as CNN president in 2013. He oversaw a steady decline in ratings for the network, in which he led a shift to covering politics similarly to sports. He previously said he would step down at the end of 2021, but did not.

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