(PresidentialWire.com)- CNN fired Chris Cuomo on Saturday following an investigation it conducted into his involvement in advising his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, regarding sexual harassment allegations he was facing.
That move came only days after CNN said Cuomo was being suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the investigation.
Now, a former anchor with the network says CNN should select a woman to anchor the 9 p.m. show time slot, which is a very coveted spot.
Brooke Baldwin, who once served as an anchor for CNN, posted on Instagram over the weekend:
“I would like to see CNN put a woman in that 9 p.m. slot. Not me. I’ve moved on. But there are plenty of brilliant women they could choose from.”
She continued by saying she’s had the pleasure to work with an meet a number of successful women over her career, and there’s a consensus on how networks like CNN can “truly change the game for us.”
Baldwin says she believes more women need to be elevated to positions of power, especially women of color. She continued:
“Yes, of course we all need more seats at the table. But we also need to build a better, more inclusive table. And CNN prime time has been dominated by male hosts. And ya’ll, it’s nearly 2022. Wouldn’t you like to see a woman successfully lead in prime time?
Cuomo first took heat back in May after it was revealed that he was a participant in various strategy sessions with his brother’s team after multiple women accused the then-governor of sexual misconduct. At the time, CNN did nothing about the revelations, despite many in the media world — including other anchors at CNN — saying it was inexcusable for Chris Cuomo to do what he did.
Last week, it got even worse for the now former anchor at CNN. The office of the attorney general in New York released new transcripts recently that showed Chris Cuomo was working to dig up various dirt on the women who were accusing his brother of sexual misconduct.
When news of that broke, CNN immediately suspended Chris Cuomo so they could conduct a full investigation into the matter. Surprisingly, what finally did the anchor in was an allegation by a former colleague about sexual misconduct of his own.
On Saturday, the New York Times reported Debra Katz, a lawyer, contacted CNN directly to report that one of her clients, Charlotte Bennett, had accused Chris Cuomo of sexual misconduct “unrelated to the Governor Andrew Cuomo matter.”
Bennett was once a junior colleague of Chris Cuomo’s at another media outlet when the alleged sexual misconduct happened.
Katz said her client “came forward because she was disgusted by Chris Cuomo’s on-air statements in response to the allegations made against his brother,” including his remark that he’s “always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so.”
Now, the brothers Cuomo are both without a job and both facing their own separate allegations of sexual misconduct.