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‘Don’t Do It… He’ll Hold A Grudge’: Former NBC Exec’s Threat To Radar Over Damning Jeff Zucker-Allison Gollust Expose

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Feb. 4 2022, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Jeff Zucker was so powerful — at least, that’s what he thought — he had a one-time NBC colleague contact RadarOnline.com and warn this website from publishing its impending exposé.

“He’s too powerful and holds grudges,” a one-time high-powered NBC News executive told RadarOnline.com on January 3.

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“Everyone knows about it in business, and he’s persuaded people to avoid it (in the past).”

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Before ascending to the top at CNN, 56-year-old Zucker — who this week quit his post as CNN’s worldwide president after it emerged that he’d had an affair with his No. 2, Allison Gollust — was an executive producer of NBC’s ‘Today’ show before becoming chief executive of NBCUniversal in 2007.

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It’s there where he met the Peacock news executive who preemptively contacted RadarOnline.com prior to the website publishing its investigation, titled ‘CNN Bosses Jeff Zucker & Allison Gollust Left Their Marriages After Alleged Romantic Affair, ‘Cozy Arrangement’ Dragged Into Chris Cuomo Scandal.’

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Zucker, a divorcee with two children, landed at CNN and soon hired his extra-marital mistress Gollust as his “closest colleague” and the network’s chief marketing officer.

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The lovebirds initially met while working on the Today show with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric.

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This wasn’t the first example of Zucker resorting to alleged dirty tricks.

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As RadarOnline.com previously exposed, CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter went on a rampage against this website on the eve of the career-shattering report that exposed the television big wig’s hypocrisy.

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Stelter attacked this outlet hours after it sought comment on Zucker’s relationship with colleague Gollust.

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We reported on Jan. 4 that Zucker and Gollust were romantically involved. The report came roughly one month before the relationship forced Zucker to depart the ratings staved network.

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"They post something nutty; they claim to have multiple sources, but they don’t check with the subject at all; and they aren’t swayed by reality," Stelter wrote of RadarOnline.com in his nightly newsletter.

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Stelter, who Zucker appointed in his role, added. “Ordinary users end up reading, sharing and sometimes believing a lie without realizing the original story was garbage. RadarOnline.com wins page views and loses nothing because it had to credibility to start with. Sad.”

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Just hours earlier, RadarOnline.com had sought comment from CNN, Zucker and Gollust about their clandestine romance.

On Wednesday, WarnerMedia — the parent company of CNN — forced Zucker to fall in sword with a quit-or-be-fired ultimatum. In doing so, both he and Gollust confirmed RadarOnline.com’s original report.

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