BY Johnathan Jones, The Western JournalFebruary 15, 2023
1 year ago
BY 
 | February 15, 2023
1 year ago

CNN Staffers Shocked as Sex Scandal Hits Network, Leads to Top Producer's Departure: Report

A top CNN producer was terminated last week after it was discovered he was dating a subordinate, according to a new report.

The firing comes one year after former network CEO Jeff Zucker, who steered the network to the far left during his nine-year tenure, resigned after his relationship with a colleague became public.

Page Six reported it had spoken to sources at CNN who reported Federico Quadrani, the executive producer for “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” had been dating a lower-level employee.

According to the outlet, Jake Tapper and others had suspected Quadrani was “hooking up” with the person. The employee in question was described by Page Six as a “senior producer.”

Rumors of the alleged affair shocked staffers and spread throughout the network. A source told Page Six there were fears the news was “going to get out.”

“There were some complaints. No one had proof, and these things are hard to prove. Jake was aware of the investigation,” a second network source said.

As CNN’s human resources department was about to close the book on the investigation, Tapper was reportedly shown something that left no doubt of the affair last Wednesday.

Page Six’s second source told the outlet, “Jake was made aware of it and acted quickly. Someone discovered something accidentally, and brought it to Tapper."

The host was “presented with something that he couldn’t ignore,” which led to Quadrant’s termination on Friday.

CNN has not commented on Quadrani’s reported ouster, terming it a “personnel matter.”

Quadrani had been with CNN and had acted as Tapper’s right-hand man since 2013, according to the report. He previously worked for MSNBC, NBC News and ABC News.

Zucker resigned in January of 2022 after his relationship with network executive Allison Gollust became public. The pair had worked together for two decades, dating back to their time together at NBC News in the late 1990s.

CNN has been rudderless and struggling with ratings since current network CEO Chris Licht took over for Zucker.

Licht has shuffled the network’s stars around to different time slots in an attempted reboot. Thus far, nothing has worked.

Over the course of the last 14 months, Zucker has left and Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo have been pulled from prime time.

The latter was fired after he was accused of sexual misconduct and amid an investigation into his role in helping his brother, former Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, navigate his own sexual harassment scandal.

Lemon currently co-hosts "CNN This Morning," which is the network's lowest-rated morning show in a decade.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Johnathan Jones, The Western Journal

NATIONAL NEWS

SEE ALL

Allen Weisselberg Sentenced For Perjury In Trump Case

The former Trump Organization CFO, Allen Weisselberg, received a five-month prison sentence Wednesday for perjury in a high-profile civil fraud case. According to The Hill,…
5 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Former Mayoral Candidate Assaults Influencer, Taunts NYPD Detective

Suspicion grows as allegations surround recent assaults on women in New York City. Former mayoral candidate Skiboky Stora faces charges following an unprovoked attack on…
5 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Argentina's President Javier Milei Announces Breakup With Celebrity Fatima Florez

Argentina's President, Javier Milei, and actress Fatima Florez have ended their romantic relationship amidst their hectic professional schedules. Both individuals have chosen to remain friends,…
5 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Trump's Indictment: Allegations And Concerns Over Legal Practices

A former federal prosecutor has accused Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg of taking a "vindictive" approach in his actions against former President Donald Trump. Manhattan…
5 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

New Jersey Senator And Wife Face Separate Bribery Trials

In a significant development, Senator Bob Menendez and his wife, Nadine Menendez, are scheduled for separate trials regarding a bribery scheme that targeted political favors…
6 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

DON'T WAIT.

We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:

    LATEST NEWS

    Newsletter

    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, http://americandigest.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.
      © 2024 - CHRISTIAN NEWS ALERTS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      magnifier