By Abdulkadir Mohammed
The President, Cable News Network (CNN), Jeff Zucker has reportedly resigned his appointment.
His resignation followed after investigations into host Chris Cuomo uncovered his secret relationship with a colleague he has been working with for more than two decades.
Reports say Zucker resigned on Wednesday, 2nd February, 2022 after he failed to disclose his relationship with Allison Gollust, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CNN Worldwide.
While admitting that he was wrong to have kept the relationship secret, Zucker said he would be stepping down after nine years.
“I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I did not. I was wrong,” he said.
Gollust, who said she will remain at the network, confirmed the affair in a statement released to the New York Times.
“Jeff and I have been close friends and professional partners for over 20 years. Recently, our relationship changed during Covid. I regret that we did not disclose it at the right time,” she wrote.
“I am incredibly proud of my time at CNN and look forward to continuing the great work we do every day,” she added.
Zucker is also co-founder of Hulu. He has a net worth of $60 million and earned $6 million per year at CNN, according to Celebrity Net Worth.