CNN fires Chris Cuomo after new data discovered throughout evaluation of how he helped brother Andrew Cuomo


Chris Cuomo attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York Metropolis.

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CNN fired primetime anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday after “new data” got here to mild throughout a evaluation of how he helped his brother and former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reply to sexual harassment allegations.

The information community mentioned it has retained a regulation agency and can proceed with its investigation “as applicable” regardless of Cuomo’s termination. CNN didn’t present additional element on what data was uncovered throughout its evaluation.

Cuomo, in an announcement Saturday, mentioned he was dissatisfied in CNN’s resolution.

Cuomo, who has been an anchor at CNN for nearly a decade was initially placed on an indefinite suspension after the New York state Lawyer Common released paperwork exhibiting that the TV character had a a lot bigger function advising Andrew Cuomo’s aides than beforehand identified.

Chris Cuomo, who was the top-rated anchor at CNN, informed investigators he talked with sources within the media to hunt intelligence on a minimum of one in every of his brother’s accusers, in line with transcripts.

Cuomo’s termination comes after one in every of Andrew Cuomo’s accusers, Charlotte Bennett, known as on the information community to fireplace him.

The previous governor has denied wrongdoing. He resigned in August after Lawyer Common Letitia James, a fellow Democrat who’s now operating for governor herself, launched the damning report that included accusations towards Andrew Cuomo from a few dozen girls

Rankings for Chris Cuomo’s nightly present, “Cuomo Prime Time,” have been comparatively robust, however lately they fell to a low level.

CNN announced last month that the present averaged 826,000 in complete viewers, “delivering the community’s highest rated program in complete viewers.” The Wrap reported every week after the scores announcement that Cuomo’s program had hit an all-time low within the scores.

— CNBC’s Spencer Kimball contributed to this report.