Wednesday, April 15, 2020

After Radio Rant, Chris Cuomo Reveals New CNN Deal

Chris Cuomo
On his SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, CNN host Chris Cuomo clarified comments he made on Monday about his work as a cable news host, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Coronavirus-stricken Chris Cuomo trashes CNN gig during radio show meltdown," the New York Post wrote on Monday night, after Cuomo told viewers, "I don’t like what I do professionally. I don’t think it’s worth my time.”

"It's not true," Cuomo said on Tuesday. "I never said it. I never meant it."

Cuomo, who announced on March 31 that he'd contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, praised the way the network has treated him.

"I have never been in a better position, professionally, than I am in right now," he told viewers. "They've been so good. They've been so supportive of me in ways I could never have imagined. ... I've never had a group of people professionally care about me the way they have shown. I'll never be able to repay them, but I'll try hard to do so. I've never been more grateful. I've never been on a better team."

Cuomo revealed to viewers that he recently signed a "long-term" contract extension, before the spread of the coronavirus.

"I love where I am, I love the position that I've been given, and I love who I'm doing it with. Those are all matters of fact for me," he said. "No place has ever been better to me. No place has ever given me the opportunities that [CNN president] Jeff Zucker has."

Still, the primetime host made clear to viewers that he is wrestling with existential questions about the role of television news and what he can bring to the medium, particularly amid the present hostility toward the media.

Meanwhile, The NY Post reports the Long Island resident blasted as a “jackass loser fat-tire biker” by Chris Cuomo in a radio rant told The Post on Tuesday that the CNN host is nothing but a bully — and has even filed a complaint with cops against him.

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