Talk Of TV: Katie Couric Biography Blew The Lid Off Former CNN Boss Jeff Zucker & Allison Gollust Affair
Katie Couric blew the whistle on the questionable nature of Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust's relationship long before his resignation.
In her memoir, Going There, Couric expressed her "disappointment" in the now-former CNN boss before bringing up allegations of their possible affair.
RadarOnline.com told you first — Zucker and Gollust were still married when their relationship turned romantic. The problem is he was the president of the network and she became the cable giant’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Couric questioned how Gollust got the position.
“At a certain point, Jeff made a huge push to bring on Allison Gollust (to her daytime television show),” the legendary tv host wrote. Claiming they were "joined at the hip," Couric said, "we’d already hired a PR person for the show. There really wasn’t a role for Allison.”
According to Couric, Zucker pushed on.
“I had to wonder why Jeff was angling so hard to bring Allison on board. She and her husband and kids had moved into the apartment right above Jeff and Caryn’s—everyone who heard about their cozy arrangement thought it was super strange. By that point, Caryn (Zucker’s ex-wife) had become a close friend and it made me really uncomfortable," she recalled.
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Couric, who refused to hire Gollust, went on to lament being overlooked for a job at CNN despite pushing for Zucker to get the role of boss.
“His first hire? Allison Gollust. Oh, and I never did hear from him about that job," she insisted.
Following RadarOnline.com's bombshell exposé into Zucker and Gollust's relationship, the CNN honcho finally resigned from his position.
He did not name Gollust but did confirm he had an office romance with a colleague that he failed to disclose during the Chris Cuomo investigation.
"As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo's tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years," Zucker said in a memo to staffers. "I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn't. I was wrong."
"As a result," he went on, "I am resigning today."