Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is the former president of CNN. On February 2, 2022, Zucker's departure from CNN was announced. CNN insider Brian Stelter observed "there’s two layers I would add to that. Number one is the Chris Cuomo reference. He’s not going out quietly. There were reports he was going to get paid the millions of dollars on the remainder of his contract. As a source said earlier today, he was trying to burn the place down. He was going to court trying to burn the place down and claiming he had incriminating information. If this is the case, this is a domino effect that begins with Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo being fired. That’s a remarkable domino event I think that’s part of the story."[1]

Zucker previously served as the President and CEO of NBC Universal, he is known for injecting left-wing messages into his programming. Zucker has recently become very outspoken about his hatred of Republicans.[2] He has also allegedly accused critics of the Obamacare website of being racist.[3] Along with his work in liberal media activism, Zucker has been involved in partisan politics.

In 2008, he donated money to the Barack Obama presidential campaign and in 2000, he was offered a position in a possible Al Gore administration.[4] In 2010, Zucker revealed that he has considered running for political office[5] and in 2013, his son, Andrew Zucker, briefly worked for Democrat politician Cory Booker.[6] In June 2017, Zucker accepted the resignations of three CNN journalists who posted a disparaging story about a Trump advisor on the basis of a single, anonymous source.[7]


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