Even More About Jeff Zucker Leaving CNN—Leading With the Andrew Cuomo Sexual-Harassment Probe

From The Media Today by Jon Allsop at the Columbia Journalism Review:

YESTERDAY, the long tail of the Andrew Cuomo sexual-harassment probe flicked again and took out Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN. The New York State investigation first brought down Cuomo himself, forcing him to resign as governor last August; a few months later, a delayed document dump from the probe fell on Andrew’s brother, Chris, who was fired from his job as an anchor on CNN after he was shown to have been more active than bosses knew in orchestrating Andrew’s defense. Zucker resigned yesterday after an investigation that CNN established to probe Chris’s role in the Andrew probe (keep up) found that Zucker was in an undisclosed romantic relationship with Allison Gollust, a senior CNN colleague. Gollust once worked briefly as the communications director for (you guessed it) Andrew Cuomo.

Digging Deeper Into Jeff Zucker’s Resignation From CNN

From The Poynter Report With Tom Jones:

Jeff Zucker was expected to step down as president of CNN sooner rather than later. But no one thought he would step away Wednesday — and for the reason he did.

In a bombshell announcement, Zucker abruptly resigned after revealing that he failed to disclose a romantic relationship with another senior CNN executive.

He told staff in a memo, “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.”