Chris Cuomo Releases Statement Responding To CNN Firing Him


CNN host Chris Cuomo responded to the news on Saturday evening that the network fired him by saying that he was disappointed by the decision and suggesting that he had already disclosed the information regarding what he did to help his brother, then-New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, navigate the public relations battle over sexual misconduct allegations.

“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,” Chris Cuomo said. “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.”

CNN president Jeff Zucker told employees about the termination in a memo, saying that “it goes without saying that these decisions are not easy, and there are a lot of complex factors involved.”

In a statement announcing the termination, the network said that it had encountered new information that led to its decision:…(Read more)