CNN’s Jim Sciutto Off Air for ‘Personal Leave’ After Internal Investigation (Report)

The review was related to a serious fall the anchor and reporter had earlier this year in Amsterdam

Jim Sciutto

CNN anchor and reporter Jim Sciutto has been off the air this week for a “personal leave” after an investigation by the network related to a serious fall he had earlier this year in Amsterdam, according to reports.

Sciutto had been traveling back to the United States after covering the war in Ukraine and was injured during a stopover in the Dutch city, according to The Daily Beast. Sciutto had since recovered, and CNN directed Sciutto to deal with a “personal situation,” the report said.

CNN has since given him leave, The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. He accordingly did not appear on Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s editions of CNN Newsroom, the 9 a.m. ET show he anchors alongside Poppy Harlow. CNN did not respond to a request for comment, according to The Daily Mail report.

Sciutto has traveled to Ukraine three times for CNN since the start of the Russian conflict and ensuing invasion to report on the war. According to The Daily Mail, the most recent trip came in April. 

The Daily Beast noted the network’s staff typically travels back from Ukraine through Poland. So it was unclear why Sciutto was in Amsterdam. Details of his fall or injuries were also uncertain.

The developments come as CNN aims to revamp much of its news gathering and production under new president Chris Licht. The initiative has seen the network make new hires and elevate executives to new positions while also jettisoning on-air talent, including most notably former “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter, who was fired in August.