After just a few days of investigation into Chris Cuomo’s alleged improprieties, the anchor has now lost his job.
Cuomo, who stood accused of using his media power to assist his disgraced brother Andrew Cuomo concoct a PR campaign after being credibly accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least a dozen women, was facing renewed allegations in the case.
CNN said Saturday that anchor Chris Cuomo has been “terminated” by the network, “effective immediately.”Advertisement - story continues below
The announcement came after an outside law firm was retained to review information about exactly how Cuomo aided his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when the then-governor was accused of sexual harassment.
CNN suspended Cuomo “indefinitely” on Tuesday. The law firm retained by the network submitted its findings on Friday, according to a source with knowledge of the matter, and CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker fired Cuomo on Saturday.
Cuomo will be replaced, at least for the time being, by fellow CNN personality Michael Smerconish, who would regularly fill in for Cuomo at other times.