AceShowbiz - Chris Cuomo's scandal involving his brother Andrew Cuomo has cost him his career. The TV host, who was fired from CNN a few days prior, announced on Monday, December 6 that he quit his SiriusXM radio show.
The 51-year-old made the announcement via Twitter and Instagram. He began his message, "The way my time ended at CNN was hard. While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom this past week has been extraordinarily difficult. So, right now, I have to take a step back and focus on what comes next."
"That means I will no longer be doing my SiriusXM radio show. I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from SiriusXM throughout my time there. I also want to express my sincere appreciation for my loyal listeners," the journalist added. "I will miss our conversations a great deal - but I look forward to being back in touch with you all in the future."
However, it's reported that Chris was forced to leave SiriusXM. A source told the New York Post, "He was asked to resign, which he did." Meanwhile, another insider claimed that Chris "really wanted to keep his SiriusXM show... He thought he would be able to keep it."
Meanwhile, SirisuXM said in a statement, "Following Chris Cuomo's statement that he is leaving his SiriusXM show, 'Let's Get After It' will no longer air." It further noted, "We thank Chris for his work at SiriusXM."
Chris was officially fired by CNN on Saturday. The network cut ties with the anchor after it's revealed that he used his connections to help his brother Andrew when the then-New York Governor was hit with sexual harassment allegations earlier this year.
"Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense," the company stated. "We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately... While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate."