The cable news network tweeted about his firing on Saturday saying his firing is “effective immediately.”
“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of the new information that came to light regarding his involvement in his brother’s defense,” he added. the statement read. “We hired a respected law firm to do the review and have fired him.”
Cuomo answered his termination on Twitter calling the decision “disappointing”.
“This is not how I want my time on CNN to end, but I already told you why and how I helped my brother,” he wrote. “I couldn’t be more proud of the Cuomo Prime Time team and the work we did as CNN’s # 1 show in the most competitive time slot.”
He added: “I owe them all and I will miss that group of special people who did really important work.”
According to dozens of transcripts, video interviews and text messages released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office. Chris Cuomo used his media “sources” and “other journalists” to investigate the women who accused his brother, who was then governor of New York, of sexual harassment.
CNN suspended the presenter “indefinitely” on Tuesday after discovering the records released by the attorney general’s office. Cuomo addressed his suspension during his Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday calling the disciplinary action against him “shameful.”
“It hurts to even say it. It’s embarrassing. But I get it. And I understand why some people feel the way they feel about what I did. I have apologized in the past, and I mean it,” Cuomo said in his SiriusXM radio program. “It’s the last thing I ever wanted to do was engage any of my colleagues and do anything but help.”
While Chris Cuomo admitted on the air in May that he helped his brother and said it was a mistake, Monday’s records showed a larger role than previously revealed, such as texting top advisers and advisers to the governor. and try to talk to other journalists about the threat. articles.
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged him publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and work second. place, “CNN said. statement on his suspension said.
The “Cuomo Prime Time” host had been on the news network for eight years, first starting with CNN’s “New Day with Alisyn Camerota” in 2013. Since then, he has won his own primetime show at slot 9. ET becoming the chain. anchor top.
Contributing: Cydney Henderson; Joseph Spector New York State Team
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism