Breaking: CNN Fires Chris Cuomo “Effective Immediately”

CNN announced late Saturday afternoon the cable network has fired host Chris Cuomo, “effective immediately” following an investigation into Cuomo using his journalism contacts to help defend his brother former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) when he was facing numerous allegations of sexual assault by female staffers. Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace last August. CNN had previously suspended Cuomo last Tuesday but said Saturday that “additional information has come to light” in their investigation of Cuomo that apparently prompted his immediate termination.

“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”


UPDATE: New York Post reporter, “Source tell (sic) me the “additional information” that’s come to light mentioned at end of CNN statement are sexual harassment allegations”

UPDATE: Chris Cuomo statement on firing:

“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. 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. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”

Statement by President of CNN Jeff Zucker to employees, “Today, I let Chris Cuomo know that we are ending his employment at CNN. It goes without saying that these decisions are not easy, and there are a lot of complex factors involved. But as always it was important to me to be upfront with each of you.”

More on the way out at CNN? “Source: Chris Cuomo will not be the last to be let go (fired). There are a bunch of staffers that are caught up with the Cuomo mess. Also, as the Discovery deal gets closer look to @CNN’s opinion hosts to be next to transition to hard news or be let go.”

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