CNN Rocked By Bombshell Jeff Zucker Resignation

Jeff Zucker’s abrupt resignation from CNN over an undisclosed romantic relationship leaves the network in flux during a time of transition.

Jeff Zucker Resigns Over Not Disclosing A Romantic Relationship With A Colleague

The New York Times reported on Zucker’s resignation statement:

“As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years,” Mr. Zucker wrote. “I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong.”

“As a result, I am resigning today,” he wrote.

Outside of the Murdochs, Zucker is the most well known cable news executive in America. Zucker made several positive changes to CNN’s programming. The docuseries, specials, and non-news shows do well for the network in terms of viewership, and giving Jim Acosta his own show looks like a genius move.

Zucker also did not fire Jeffrey Toobin who was back on CNN eight months after exposing himself during a Zoom meeting.

Zucker also stood by Chris Cuomo for months as he helped his brother former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo smear women who accused him of sexual harassment.

CNN Has An Opportunity To Bring In More Diverse Leadership

CNN is about to launch its new streaming service. They have a hole in their primetime schedule, and now they need a new boss.

The mainstream media old white boy network needs to be broken apart. Incidents like this keep happening because powerful white men continue to dominate executive leadership in mainstream US corporate media.

It is time for CNN to bring in a leader with a different perspective, and get away from the white men who are behind the culture of sexism and bigotry that ignores the majority of the country and its issues.

 

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