Bill Maher’s Embarrassing Interview With Chris Cuomo
HBOOn December 4, 2021, after an investigation conducted by an outside law firm, CNN terminated its star host Chris Cuomo.The news came after it was revealed that in May of that year, Cuomo had been acting as an unofficial adviser to his brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo, concerning the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him (in clear violation of journalism ethics). Cuomo apologized for this breach of conduct and promised it would never happen again, and CNN let him keep his cushy gnews.yahoo.com
Ex-CNN anchor Chris Cuomo returning with online, cable shows
Media Chris Cuomo In this image provided by NewsNation, Chris Cuomo answers questions during an interview with Dan Abrams, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in New York. “I've been jealous of you while I've been away, out watching and I want to help,” Cuomo told Abrams. During the inaugural episode of "The Chris Cuomo Project" that appeared on YouTube and on podcast services last week, Cuomo said that, "as for CNN, I'll never be a hater." “This has been a very heavy period for me personally,” Cuomo told Abrams. Cuomo told listeners that “now more than ever before, I'm talking to you as me... these words are only my own.wftv.com
Chris Cuomo Lands New Gig With Little-Watched NewsNation
Daniel ZuchnikGuess who’s back already.Less than a year after getting fired by CNN, Chris Cuomo will return to primetime cable news. The former CNN anchor will join NewsNation as a primetime anchor, multiple sources familiar with the matter confirmed to The Daily Beast, giving the self-described “free agent” a new platform to “get after it” and handing the fledgling network a big name to potentially boost its floundering ratings.The news was confirmed with an on-air announcement during Cuomo’s Tnews.yahoo.com
Trevor Noah Holds Nothing Back in Brutally Funny White House Correspondents’ Dinner Roast
ALEXANDER DRAGOThe last time a president and comedian shared the stage at the White House Correspondents' Dinner was six long years ago tonight when Larry Wilmore ended his set with a deeply personal send-off to Barack Obama. A lot has changed in both politics and comedy since then.Now, following a couple of years in which Donald Trump refused to attend and was roasted in absentia by, most notably, comedian Michelle Wolf, two more years canceled due to the pandemic—and one in between that everyonews.yahoo.com
Chris Cuomo wants $125 million for 'unlawful' CNN firing
Media CNN Cuomo FILE - CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo attends the WarnerMedia Upfront at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in New York. Former prime time anchor Cuomo on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, asked an arbitrator to award him $125 million for what he called his ‘unlawful’ firing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini)NEW YORK — (AP) — Chris Cuomo wants an arbitrator to award him $125 million for his firing from CNN, alleging his bosses knew full well how he advised his brother, former New York Gov. “It should be obvious by now that Chris Cuomo did not lie to CNN about helping his brother,” said his lawyer, Bryan Freedman. In his filing Wednesday, Chris Cuomo said CNN leadership demanded the interviews even though he and his brother had expressed reservations about them.wftv.com
Chris Cuomo Throws His Bestie Don Lemon Under the Bus in Pursuit of CNN Cash
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Instagram/TwitterChris Cuomo’s bromance with Don Lemon appears to be completely over, taking an especially ugly turn Wednesday when the disgraced anchor threw his former CNN “brother” under the bus in an effort to extract $125 million from the network.Cuomo demanded the nine-figure sum from CNN in an arbitration filing, claiming damages for breach of contract, lost wages, and what he alleged was an assassination of his character following an unews.yahoo.com
Cuomo sued by New York trooper who said he sexually harassed her
The trooper, who filed the suit anonymously in the Eastern District of New York, said in the complaint that Cuomo touched her inappropriately, kissed her, repeatedly commented on her appearance and made a string of sexually suggestive remarks.washingtonpost.com
CNN probe complete, yet mysteries on Cuomo, Zucker remain
Media CNN Zucker FILE - Jeff Zucker, Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports and President, CNN Worldwide listens in the spin room after the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN on July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Paul Sancya)NEW YORK — (AP) — CNN's parent company says it has completed its investigation into circumstances surrounding the firing of anchor Chris Cuomo and ouster of network chief Jeff Zucker. WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar told CNN employees late Tuesday that the report had been finished over the weekend. His memo said that marketing executive Allison Gollust, the woman whose relationship with Zucker led to his downfall, would also be leaving the company. CNN did the story, although the woman tried to avoid contact with Cuomo, the newspaper said.wftv.com
Second CNN executive exits in wake of internal Cuomo inquiry
CNN Allison Gollust FILE - This Oct. 23, 2012 file photo shows Allison Gollust, communications director for New York Gov. Gollust's resignation Tuesday followed the conclusion of an investigation concerning ex-anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to a memo from Jason Kilar, CEO of CNN parent WarnerMedia. James’ office found that Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. I’m incredibly proud of my time at CNN and look forward to continuing the great work we do everyday.”Prior to joining CNN, Gollust served as communications director for Andrew Cuomo.wftv.com
Jeff Zucker’s Girlfriend Goes Scorched Earth as She Quits CNN Too
Mike Groll/APAllison Gollust, CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, resigned from the network on Tuesday, less than two weeks after her boss-turned-lover Jeff Zucker also quit.Jason Kilar, the CEO of CNN’s parent company WarnerMedia, announced Gollust’s departure in a Tuesday memo. He said a company investigation into “issues” related to the recent ouster of disgraced star anchor Chris Cuomo had found that Gollust, along with Cuomo and then-network president Zucker, had comnews.yahoo.com
CNN president resigns after relationship with co-worker
Media CNN - Jeff Zucker FILE - CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker attends the 13th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York on Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File) (Jason Mendez)NEW YORK — (AP) — CNN President Jeff Zucker abruptly resigned Wednesday after acknowledging a consensual relationship with another network executive, ending a nine-year tenure at the helm of the one of the nation's largest media companies. And I loved every minute.”Allison Gollust, CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, acknowledged the relationship in a memo of her own. Prior to joining CNN, Gollust served as communications director for Andrew Cuomo, according to a biography posted on the CNN website. The news was met with shock within CNN, where Zucker was well liked and known for running a tight ship.wftv.com
CNN's Zucker resigns after relationship with co-worker
Media CNN - Jeff Zucker FILE - CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker attends the 13th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York on Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File) (Jason Mendez)CNN President Jeff Zucker resigned abruptly after nine years at the media company after acknowledging a consensual relationship with a co-worker. In a statement Zucker said he had wished that his tenure had ended differently but, “it was an amazing run. He has also served as President of CNN Worldwide since 2013. Zucker oversees all of WarnerMedia’s live programming, including all divisions of CNN Worldwide and Turner Sports.wftv.com
Outlets hurt by dwindling public interest in news in 2021
(AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — The presidential election, pandemic and racial reckoning were stories that drove intense interest and engagement to news outlets in 2020. The Trump era saw explosive subscriber growth for some digital news sites like The New York Times and Washington Post. Although usage of the Times' digital site is down, the company passed 8 million subscriptions and is on pace to grow further. Local news outlets saw a boost in digital subscriptions as people sought information in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. While interest in pandemic news has waned, Abernathy said she believes the outlets have done well in keeping many of those new subscribers.wftv.com
Publisher scraps plans to release book by Chris Cuomo
Cuomo Sexual Harassment FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. Andrew Cuomo, as he fought sexual harassment charges. Zucker, WarnerMedia News and Sports chairman, told employees that he made the decision to fire Cuomo without any pressure from corporate owners. Chris Cuomo rejected the idea, according to a CNN executive familiar with the discussions. CNN was headed toward that decision even before being contacted by the lawyer for a woman who accused Chris Cuomo of sexual harassment prior to his working at CNN, a charge Cuomo has denied.wftv.com
Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show
Cuomo Sexual Harassment FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. CNN fired Cuomo for the role he played in defense of his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he fought sexual harassment charges. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said he's dropping his SiriusXM radio show, a decision that followed a sexual harassment allegation. CNN had suspended the younger Cuomo after learning that his actions were more extensive than previously thought, then fired him Saturday.wftv.com
Reports say CNN's Chris Cuomo got special COVID-19 testing
FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. Andrew Cuomo. According to published reports, Cuomo family members, including Chris, got special treatment a year ago when it came to COVID testing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Having a brother for governor is no longer the benefit it once seemed for CNN's Chris Cuomo. For Chris Cuomo, the revelation is “grotesque and damaging to CNN's brand,” journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote on Thursday.
Impeachment probe to examine COVID tests for Cuomo relatives
Andrew Cuomo is expanding to examine whether the governor unlawfully used his office to provide his family members with special access to scarce coronavirus tests a year ago, a state lawmaker said Thursday. The testing of people closely tied to the governor was carried out by high-ranking state health officials, The New York Times reported. Troopers picked up samples from doctor’s offices, state testing sites, nursing homes and other locations at the state health agency’s direction. Cuomo often suggested the primary purpose of limited COVID-19 tests was to isolate people who are likely exposed and sick. “The truth is we don’t have the testing capacity,” Cuomo told reporters March 9, 2020.
Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. “He needs to go to jail!” she thundered on “Fox & Friends.”Dean isn't a political commentator — she's Fox's senior meteorologist. AdYet Dean has made some dubious public claims about the impact of Cuomo's nursing home order and another news organization's coverage. Stories emerged about the lengths to which the governor and his staff went to conceal the number of virus deaths among New York nursing home residents. Best is also seen holding a sign saying, “Cuomo killed my mother.”___Dean waves off thoughts of a political future, but others don't.
CNN's Chris Cuomo says he 'obviously' can't cover brother
CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers on Monday, March 1, 2021, that he obviously could not cover the charges against his older brother, New York Gov. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK – CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers Monday that he “obviously” couldn't cover the stories surrounding his older brother, New York Gov. “Obviously, I'm aware of what's going on with my brother,” Chris Cuomo said on Monday. Chris Cuomo had caught COVID-19 and was doing shows from his basement, quarantined from his family. “An apology would have been a good start.”As Chris Cuomo said, CNN has covered the story elsewhere on the network.
The lighter days of CNN's Cuomo Brothers show are long gone
For CNN, last spring's prime-time banter between Chris Cuomo and his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, looks worse in hindsight as the governor's administration is questioned about its role in failing to disclose the true number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths. The last time the governor appeared on his brother's show, in June, Chris Cuomo asked him: “Nursing homes. Both anchors said they had asked Andrew Cuomo to appear on their show and been turned down — dozens of times, in Tapper's case. “You had your brother on for the Cuomo Brothers Comedy Hour.”“Yes, I did,” Chris Cuomo replied.
Rachel Maddow and Mary Trump make formidable TV combination
CBS won the week in prime time, averaging 3.2 million viewers. NBC had 3 million, ABC had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Fox had 1.3 million, ION Television reached 1.1 million and Telemundo had 820,000. Fox News Channel led the cable networks with an average of 2.94 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC was second with 2.03 million, CNN had 1.59 million, HGTV had 1.29 million and TLC had 1.26 million. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening news networks with an average of 8.9 million viewers.
Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40 years
The others in this space are political talk channels, and so even when they're talking about these stories, they're talking about the politics of the stories. CNN has its share of political talk, especially on its increasingly opinionated prime-time lineup of Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon. During the breaking stories, CNN responded by assigning more of its top people, like Wolf Blitzer, to weekend work. It has simulcast the CNN International network overnight in the U.S., Zucker said. The ratings of the past three months proved those viewers still return to CNN when there is important news, he said.
Some New York news shows back, but many hosts work remotely
Monday represented a key phase in New York City's reopening, with many offices bringing employees back for the first time. Despite the CBS and Fox moves, most news employees continue to work remotely, and the television programs that originate here have a patchwork of approaches that have quickly become familiar. A majority of the show hosts on MSNBC including Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist of Morning Joe work remotely. Other morning shows have varied approaches. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show has worked out of that show's Rockefeller Center studio, but most of her colleagues are at home.
Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch
President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEW YORK It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. The president seems to think that dominating black people, dominating peaceful protesters, is law and order, CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Trump has the full authority to use the federal government to go into states to restore order, Fox's Sean Hannity said. Criminals and domestic terrorists are using George Floyd to try to murder America, host Laura Ingraham said.
Virus tests Lesley Stahl and CBS' '60 Minutes' on, off air
This image released by CBS News shows "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl. At the same time, “60 Minutes” has dove into a breaking news story in ways that it seldom has before. She wasn't alone with coronavirus at “60 Minutes.” Owens declined to say how many others had it, but said everyone was well now. “60 Minutes” is no stranger to news, and became more topical when Jeff Fager replaced original producer Don Hewitt. Traditionally, “60 Minutes” essentially shuts down at the end of May for vacations and to prepare for next season's stories.
'60 Minutes' correspondent Stahl says she fought coronavirus
NEW YORK – CBS News “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl said Sunday that she's finally feeling well after a battle with COVID-19 that left her hospitalized for a week. She joined “60 Minutes” in March 1991, and before that was moderator of the Sunday talk show “Face the Nation” and a Washington correspondent. Stahl said there was a cluster of “60 Minutes” employees with the virus. 60 Minutes declined to name the hospital involved. CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Brooke Baldwin have tested positive, the former continuing his prime-time show while fighting symptoms.
Brooke Baldwin becomes 2nd CNN on-air person diagnosed
NEW YORK – CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease. In an Instagram post Friday, Baldwin said that her symptoms — a fever, chills and aches — came on suddenly Thursday afternoon. She said she'd been social distancing and doing all of the things that medical experts have said to do. CNN prime-time host Chris Cuomo also has COVID-19, and twice this week did shows remotely from the basement of his home. Most people who get the coronavirus suffer mild to moderate symptoms and recover.