Chris Cuomo’s Revenge? Inside Jeff Zucker’s Sudden Ouster as CNN President | Analysis

Zucker’s relationship with exec Allison Gollust has been an open secret in media circles for years — so why did he abruptly resign?

Jeff Zucker’s abrupt exit from his role as CNN president on Wednesday is the result of a high-stakes game of grudges among media power players, including ousted network anchor Chris Cuomo and WarnerMedia chief Jason Kilar, multiple media insiders have told TheWrap.

“This is Chris Cuomo’s revenge, and it worked,” one media veteran told TheWrap. “It was done deliberately.”

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Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n