After new information regarding his brother, Andrew, Chris Cuomo has been fired from the media company CNN. After being put on an indefinite leave by the company, reports just came in that state he has been fired from his position. This all started when former governor of New York Andrew Cuomo came under fire due to victims claiming that he has harassed them in a sexual manner.
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.CNN, 2021.
The top rated anchor for the media channel had high respect among the journalism community however, that quickly eroded when new testimony and evidence came out, placing Chris as a more intimate and engaged character in his brother’s career. While some may be sympathetic towards Chris’ reasoning, colleagues like CNN anchor Jake Tapper, believe that the anchor placed the company in quote, “A bad spot.”
The company has stated that an internal affairs team is investigating the matter and conducting a review. While the company may not want to be held under any media pressure for holding onto Chris, nobody can dictate whether it affected his career or not. Chris, while being previously employed at ABC news, swooped into CNN and generated an increased amount of ratings that caused CNN to create a new morning show called “New Day” to compensate with his quote, “Bombastic, fast-talking on-air personality.” (Grynbaum et. Koblin, NYT, 2021.) While it is unknown what will happen to his career, this move will most likely affect the ratings of CNN’s prime time show and some drastic production changes are going to have to happen in order to reorganize and change the prime time show.