Some huge news in unfolding at CNN right now. The network president Jeff Zucker has resigned.
He is saying he did it because he failed to disclose a romatic relationship with a female employee, but many people think something much bigger is happening.
The network has been in a state of chaos all day, as a result.
‘Stunned’: CNN President Jeff Zucker Resigns Over Undisclosed Relationship
In a surprise shake-up for CNN, the network’s president Jeff Zucker announced his resignation Wednesday morning.
A message to “stunned” staff tweeted out by CNN’s own Brian Stelter explains the impetus for Zucker’s resignation, which is effective immediately:
As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years. I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong.
As a result, I am resigning today.
I came to CNN on January 28, 2013. Together, we had nine great years. I certainly wish my tenure here had ended differently. But it was an amazing run. And I loved every minute.
I am grateful to the thousands of incredibly talented CNN and Turner Sports employees who helped make this such a joy for me, and such a success for all of us.
I wish each of you nothing but the best in the years to ahead.
With gratitude and much love.
CNN is being taken over by new management in a few months, which has led to speculation that Zucker is basically abandoning ship. People also wonder if some of the on-air personalities will resign or be fired in coming weeks.
Trump is taking a well-deserved victory lap.
Via Breitbart News:
Trump Celebrates ‘Sleazebag’ Jeff Zucker Leaving CNN: ‘Put Fake News in the Backseat’
Former President Donald Trump celebrated news Wednesday that CNN president Jeff Zucker had resigned over an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.
In a statement, Trump said:
Jeff Zucker, a world-class sleazebag who has headed ratings and real-news-challenged CNN for far too long, has been terminated for numerous reasons, but predominantly because CNN has lost its way with viewers and everybody else. Now is a chance to put Fake News in the backseat because there may not be anything more important than straightening out the horrendous LameStream Media in our Country, and in the case of CNN, throughout the World. Jeff Zucker is gone—congratulations to all!
CNN is probably going to look like a very different network in a few months.
What a shame.