CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Diagnosed With COVID-19.

  • 2020-03-31
  • Source: TTN
  • by: Michael C.G. Jamon
CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Diagnosed With COVID-19.
 
In a  memo to employees, CNN announced one of its anchors Chris Cuomo has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Cuomo is the brother of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and son of former NY Governor Mario Cuomo.

CNN watchers – who probably don’t read this publication- need not fear. Cuomo will continue to host his 9 PM show and is feeling well, according to the network.

On Twitter, Cuomo announced he is quarantined in his basement where he will film his show while he takes precautions to not spread the virus:
 
According to the network, it’s the third case involving employees in the CNN New York office.

Prior to his time at CNN, Cuomo was a co-anchor for ABC’s 20/20 and a chief law and justice correspondent for the network.

When he joined CNN in 2013 he co-hosted New Day before getting his own show. Additionally, he hosts a two-hour program on SiriusXM titled “Let’s Get After It”.

The last twelve months of Cuomo’s career and personal life have been tumultuous. In August of 2019, he erupted on a viral video.

Per USA Today:

A profanity-laced viral video showing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo erupting in anger after being called "Fredo" by a heckler has gained national attention and prompted widespread debate about the term, which he described as a slur toward Italian-Americans.

In the video, Cuomo stated that he's been taunted as "Fredo" before, likening it to other slurs hurled at other racial and ethnic groups. As the altercation gained national attention, President Donald Trump repeated the term as an insult directed at Cuomo.

CNN spokesman Matt Dornic came out in defense of Cuomo in what he called an "orchestrated setup," using the term "ethnic slur" to describe "Fredo," which traces its origins to a character in "The Godfather" trilogy.

"Punk (expletive) from the right call me 'Fredo.' My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN," Cuomo said in the viral video.

Video (via CBS New York):




On a lighter note, Cuomo had a recent awkward, yet funny tussle with his brother Gov. Cuomo live on-air:


 

 Source: TTN

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