CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker introduced his resignation in an electronic mail to employees on Wednesday.
Zucker says he’s resigning as a result of he didn’t disclose a consensual relationship with a feminine colleague when it started. Investigators requested Zucker in regards to the relationship throughout a current probe into former anchor Chris Cuomo.
Read Zucker’s full memo beneath:
As a part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I used to be requested a couple of consensual relationship with my closest colleague, somebody have labored with for greater than 20 years. I acknowledged the connection advanced lately. I used to be required to reveal it when it started however I didn’t. I used to be fallacious.
As a end result, I’m resigning right this moment.
I got here to CNN on January 28, 2013. Together, we had 9 nice years. I definitely want my tenure right here had ended otherwise. But it was a tremendous run. And I liked each minute. I’m grateful to the 1000’s of extremely proficient CNN and Turner Sports workers who helped make this such a pleasure for me, and so successful for all of us.
I want every of you nothing however the most effective within the years forward.
With gratitude and far love.
Zucker didn’t identify the colleague to which he’s referring, however CNN’s Brian Stelter studies it’s Allison Gollust, the chief advertising and marketing officer for CNN. Gollust will stay at CNN.
“We will be announcing an interim leadership plan shortly,” says Jason Kilar, the CEO of CNN’s dad or mum firm WarnerMedia. “Both of these organizations are at the top of their respective games and are well prepared for their next chapters.”
Zucker’s resignation comes at a difficult time for CNN. WarnerMedia is merging with Discovery later this 12 months, and CNN is within the technique of launching its upcoming streaming service, CNN+, whereas making an attempt out candidates to helm its 9 pm primetime hour.
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