CNN fires Chris Cuomo
News broadcaster CNN has fired Chris Cuomo several days after a former colleague’s attorney accused the news anchor for sexual misconduct.
Chris Cuomo’s contract was terminated this Saturday after finding out about deep involvement into the former governor of New York – Andrew Cuomo. Wednesday a well known lawyer informed CNN of a client with sexual misconduct allegations against Chris Cuomo. A CNN spokeswoman provided a statement Saturday night confirming the termination.
The famous news anchor had a broadcast journalism career which he created despite of his family’s ties with politics. He was well known for hosting the CNN’ 21:00 show. Despite that, the hardships of his brother – Andrew Cuomo – entangled him in a spiral of controversies which eventually lead to his own termination.
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,” Chris Cuomo declared Saturday “So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot.”
Known for his extravagance or sometimes combative arguments , Chris Cuomo has also benefited from the undeniable support Jeff Zucker, CNN’s president. Because of that, the news anchor never faced discipline for strategic involvement with his brother’s political aides. However, recent documents reveal how Chris advised Andrew on his public statements while also attempting to find out the status of upcoming articles from other media outlets.
CNN previously declared the conception of an internal review of Chris’ conduct however there was no outside firm immediately hired for this reason. The news outlet declined to provide more details about the company they eventually fired. Nevertheless, Chris Cuomo’s contract termination was publicly declared by the network’s president and took many of the network’s employee’s off guard.
The Downfall of Andrew Cuomo
The former governor of New York had a series of scandals which eventually lead to his demise:
- undercounting the number of deaths caused by Covid in the first 2 quarters of 2020
- multiple women accused of groping and lewd remarks
- used state human resources to administer the publication of a personal memoir
- involving his news anchor brother – Chris – in political affairs
Given the outlook of the events even though the news anchor still broadcasted content while infected with COVID, unfortunately CNN had to let Chris Cuomo go.