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CNN will not release completed investigation of Jeff Zucker and Chris Cuomo

The investigation into misconduct by CNN’s former President Jeff Zucker and on-air anchor Chris Cuomo has been completed, according to the new agency, but the final results of the investigation will not be made public.

CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia, announced on Wednesday that the investigation, carried out by private law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, had concluded, but that the internal report would not be made publicly available.

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar told the organization the investigation had ended over the weekend, and that in addition to the recent ousting of Zucker and Cuomo, marketing executive Allison Gollust, the woman with whom Zucker was having an undisclosed romantic relationship, would also be leaving CNN.

Their failure to disclose the relationship to Human Resources, per company policy, is the reason they are both being forced to leave.

The report, Kilar said, “found violations of company policies, including CNN’s news standards and practices, by Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust and Chris Cuomo.” Cuomo was found to have inappropriately used his position at CNN to help his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, through a sexual misconduct scandal last year.

The memo sent by Kilar did not specify whether Zucker and Cuomo had each committed violations of company policy or news standards. 

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: CNS NEWS

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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