CNN Offered ‘Leave’ for Chris Cuomo While He Advised His Brother

After media noticed primetime host Chris Cuomo’s lack of coverage of Tuesday’s report detailing the allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, it has been revealed that CNN gave Cuomo license to take a leave to advise his embattled brother.

CNN’s offer of a leave of absence while he advises his brother was “informal and strictly optional — not a request,” The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources.

CNN called Chris Cuomo’s acting as personal adviser to the governor while remaining as an anchor on the network “inappropriate.” And, instead of taking CNN’s offer of a leave of absence, Chris Cuomo decided he would just refrain from covering his brother on his show “Cuomo Prime Time.”

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