CNN’s Allison Gollust Resigns for ‘Violations’ Following Zucker, Cuomo
After acknowledging her relationship with former CNN President Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust has herself now resigned as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
The news came in a tweet from CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, sharing a memo Tuesday from WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar.
“Earlier today, Allison Gollust resigned from CNN following the conclusion of the company’s investigation into issues associated with Chris Cuomo and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo,” Kilar wrote.
CNN’s third-party investigation started in September after Gov. Cuomo resigned in August and the “comprehensive and definitive” probe concluded this weekend, according to Kilar.
He noted 40 individuals and 100,000 texts and emails were reviewed in the probe by third-party law firm and led by a former federal judge.
“The investigation found violations of company policies, including CNN’s News Standards and Practices, by Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust, and Chris Cuomo,” he continued.
Kilar added a vow for CNN to hold the “highest standards of journalistic integrity,” calling the latest revelations “troubling, disappointing, and frankly, painful to read.”
Gollust served four months as Gov. Cuomo’s communications director before leaving in 2013 to rejoin Zucker when he became head of CNN. Continue reading at Newsmax.