The relationship was unveiled during the network's probe into former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's behavior.
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, the renowned news executive who rebuilt the legendary network, announced his resignation effective immediately on Wednesday morning.
“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,” Zucker stated in a memo.
“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.”
Although he did not identify his colleague in the note, CNN anchor Brian Stelter stated during a broadcast Wednesday that the connection was with Allison Gollust, the network’s chief marketing officer, and that she would be keeping her job at the network.
Jeff Zucker joined CNN in 2013 after leaving his position as CEO of NBCUniversal, and although he admits things may have gone differently, his time with the network has been an “amazing run.”
Reactions to CNN's Jeff Zucker Resigns Over Undisclosed Relationship With Top Executive
Jeff Zucker is a nasty fucker.— 🇺🇲🥓🍊Patriotic Bacon🍊🇺🇲🥓 (@Sassychickie) February 2, 2022
Chris Cuomo brought down Jeff Zucker! I love when the left eats it's own!— Joyce Day 🍊🍊🍊 (@Daytobehappy) February 3, 2022
ADIOS, JEFF ZUCKER!!! GOOD LUCK ON DANCING WITH THE STARS!!!— il Donaldo Trumpo (@PapiTrumpo) February 2, 2022
Let us not forget it was Jeff Zucker who gave Donald Trump his “reality tv” show at NBC and the rest is history.— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) February 2, 2022