CNN Chief Marketing Officer Allison Gollust has resigned from the network, the chief executive of CNN’s parent company said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.
A probe found that Gollust and former CNN boss Jeff Zucker violated company policies, WarnerMedia Chief Executive Jason Kilar said in his memo. The two executives have said they failed to disclose a consensual romantic relationship to CNN.
The probe also found that former anchor Chris Cuomo violated company policy, according to the memo. Cuomo was fired in December after an investigation into how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, respond to allegations of sexual assault. Andrew Cuomo has denied the allegations and Chris Cuomo has said he was honest with his superiors about his interactions with his brother.
Zucker resigned on Feb. 2, citing his failure to disclose the relationship with Gollust.
In a statement, Gollust said that WarnerMedia’s statement amounted to an “attempt to retaliate against me and change the media narrative in the events of their disastrous handling of the last two weeks.”
WarnerMedia is a unit of AT&T Inc.
An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
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