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CNN President Jeff Zucker resigns over consensual relationship with staff

NEW YOR – CNN President Jeff Zucker abruptly resigned after nine years at the media company after admitting to a consensual relationship with a colleague.

The CEO said he did not disclose that relationship following the company’s investigation into Chris Cuomo, who was fired late last year following sexual harassment allegations.

In a statement, Zucker said he wished his tenure had ended differently but, “it was an incredible run. And I loved every minute of it.”

Jeff Zucker was appointed President, WarnerMedia News and Sports in March 2019. He has also been President of CNN Worldwide since 2013.

Zucker oversees all of WarnerMedia’s live programming, including all divisions of CNN Worldwide and Turner Sports. At CNN, including the US television network, CNN International, HLN and CNN digital properties. His sports portfolio includes Turner Sports and Bleacher Report.

Jeff Zucker’s letter to employees:

“As part of an investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, with whom I have worked for more than 20 years. I acknowledge the relationship. relationship has grown in recent years I am forced to disclose it started but I did not. I was wrong.

As a result, today I resign.

I joined CNN on January 28, 2013. Together, we’ve had nine great years. I certainly wish my tenure here had ended otherwise. But it was an incredible run. And I fell in love with every minute.

I am grateful to the thousands of incredibly talented employees of CNN and Turner Sports who have made this such a joy for me and such a success for all of us.

I wish each of you the very best in the years to come.

With gratitude and much love.

Jeff”

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