CNN fires Chris Cuomo over help he gave to governor brother
WASHINGTON: CNN fired veteran anchor and correspondent Chris Cuomo, the cable news channel said on Saturday (Dec 4), amid an investigation into his involvement with helping defend brother Andrew Cuomo, the former New York governor, against
Chris Cuomo had been suspended from CNN over the matter just days before his termination."We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately," a statement posted to CNN's official communications Twitter account said.
"While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light."The termination comes after documents surfaced showing that Cuomo, who anchored the 9pm news slot, offered advice to his politician brother that was deemed too close for comfort by his employer.
"The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions," a CNN spokesperson said on Tuesday, adding that they"point to a greater level of involvement in his brother's efforts than we previously knew". headtopics.com
CNN on Saturday found itself in the awkward position of reporting on the firing of one of its own anchors."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," Cuomo, 51, said in a text message statement read out on the air by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter.
"So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time," Cuomo added."I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work."Read more: CNA »
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