CNN’s female hosts have stayed quiet over Chris Cuomo’s role in his embattled brother’s defense.
Chris Cuomo’s brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo has sexually harassed multiple women, according to a newly released report by NY AG Letitia James, a fellow Democrat.
Chris Cuomo has admitted to having had correspondence with his brother about how he would defend himself from accusations and respond.
Per the report:
None of CNN’s female anchors have condemned their colleague on air for helping the governor navigate sexual harassment claims, according to a search of Grabien Media.
CNN female personalities Alisyn Camerota, Brianna Keilar, Kate Bolduan, Erin Burnett, Dana Bash, Pamela Brown, Ana Cabrera and Christine Romans haven’t condemned Chris Cuomo’s role on Twitter, either. Bolduan and Bash did express shock at Gov. Cuomo’s reported behavior itself following James’ press conference.
It’s obviously awkward for anyone to publicly criticize a colleague, and CNN’s prominent females aren’t expected to do anything that could make them uncomfortable in the workplace. CNN’s “Early Start” co-anchor Laura Jarrett retweeted the full attorney general report on Twitter, but did not directly mention Chris Cuomo’s involvement.
Some female CNN personalities, such as Kate Bennett and S.E. Cupp, have taken to Twitter to express disgust with Gov. Cuomo, but none of them have appeared to publicly criticize Chris Cuomo’s role.
CNN is the only major cable news network without a female anchor during primetime. Despite that, CNN fancies itself as a progressive workplace. Their recent projects include “Badass Women of Washington” and a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women being allowed to vote, so it raises eyebrows as to why the network’s prominent females haven’t mentioned their colleague’s growing scandal.