Chris Cuomo is expected to be back on the air at CNN this week. Questions still swirl around him following the resignation of his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the role the cable network star played in advising the governor through his political crisis and how the network will handle one of the biggest stories of the year going forward.
Cuomo will likely keep his job, say Northeastern journalism faculty experts Dan Kennedy and Mike Beaudet, even as media watchdog groups and others have called for him to step down or be fired for his involvement with the matter. They say network management and Chris Cuomo himself share blame for a “messy situation” that blurred personal and professional lines between the anchor and his embattled sibling.
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I hate to say it, but I agree that Cuomo needs to step down or be fired. He counseled his brother without any disclosure to his network or audience. He put his brother’s interests ahead of his employer’s and his audience’s — and needlessly, because Andrew Cuomo almost certainly could have gotten good counsel elsewhere.
Too much to ask. I would counter that anyone with half a brain understood that he was in touch with his brother and offering him advice. The biggest mistake was making the Chris and Andrew show a regular thing, which CNN not only encouraged but might have instigated.
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