CNN “terminated” star host Chris Cuomo Saturday “effective immediately” over his role in former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal.
“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,” CNN said in a statement of the 51-year-old anchor of “Cuomo Prime Time.”
“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.”
Cuomo put out a statement.
“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 said Saturday. “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.”