CNN Execs Reportedly Suggested to Chris Cuomo He Could Take ‘Temporary Leave’ from Network to Advise His Brother

CNN came under criticism for standing by Chris Cuomo after news came out weeks ago he was formally advising his brother, scandal-plagued New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

A new report says that executives at the cable news network had a suggestion for the primetime host earlier this year: he could take a temporary leave.

New York Times correspondent Michael Grynbaum reported Wednesday that executives threw out an “informal and strictly optional” idea for Cuomo:

Earlier this year, CNN executives floated an idea to their star anchor Chris Cuomo. If he wanted to formally advise his brother, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, on responding to the sexual harassment accusations that had engulfed his administration, he could take a temporary
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