BY Sara Fischer, author of Media Trends
February 2, 2022
CNN boss Jeff Zucker shocked the media world Wednesday by announcing he is resigning from CNN, the company that he’s led since 2013, because of a relationship with a longtime senior colleague that he failed to disclose.
Why it matters: Zucker is one of the most powerful executives in the industry and was a driving force behind CNN’s new push into digital subscriptions.
Details: In a note to staff tweeted by senior media correspondent Brian Stelter, Zucker said that as a part of CNN’s investigation into Chris Cuomo last year, he was asked about a consensual relationship with a colleague, someone he has worked with for more than 20 years.