CNN's Chris Cuomo: Critics call for consequences after Andrew Cuomo resignation

Wednesday - 11/08/2021 09:01
Whither CNN's Chris Cuomo?

Now that his big brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has resigned following a sexual-harassment scandal, what's next for the TV brother who helped him respond to it?

Did the younger brother have anything to do with the governor's decision Tuesday to step down in two weeks? Why are some critics calling on Chris Cuomo to be fired? 

And what does CNN have to say about the primetime anchor's future at the network? So far, nothing, but CNN provided past statements concerning its top-rated star. USA TODAY also reached out to Chris Cuomo for comment.

Why does it matter what happens to Chris Cuomo?

"What happens to him at CNN is less important to me than what happens to all the other journalists whose ethics will be questioned and whose bond of trust with the citizens they serve could be damaged by the choices he made," wrote Kathleen Bartzen Culver, director of the Center for Journalism Ethics and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in an opinion piece for USA TODAY published this week.

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