Has Chris Cuomo taken a massive pay cut for his new TV gig?

Once one of CNN’s top news anchors, Chris Cuomo hosted “Cuomo Prime Time” from 2017 to 2021. However, his brother Governor Andrew Cuomo’s misconduct scandal also cost Chris his successful TV appearance. The cable news network suspended Chris for using his media connections to help the former New York governor. In December 2021, a CNN spokesman said: “When Chris admitted to us that he had given advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we have publicly acknowledged that. But we also appreciated the unique position he found himself in and understood his need to put family first and work second. However, these documents indicate greater involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. But days after the suspension, Chris was subsequently fired from CNN.

Months later, the New York Post reported that Chris not only helped his disgraced brother, but also faced allegations of sexual harassment himself, making the CNN fiasco even more troubling. According to Deadline, the former presenter is suing for $125 million in damages. According to court documents, “Cuomo was damaged in countless ways as a result of Turner’s untenable decision to summarily fire him.”

But as Chris prepares for his new gig as a TV presenter, some are wondering if he took a massive pay cut to land the role.

Chris Cuomo will take a massive pay cut for being ‘damaged merchandise’

Chris Cuomo’s television career is bouncing back, but his new gig isn’t paying off as well as CNN. The New York Post reported that Cuomo will take a significant pay cut in his new role at NewsNation. According to the Post, insiders estimate Cuomo’s NewsNation appearance will gross about $1 million, compared to the $6 million he made at CNN. “I don’t think he had a lot of influence,” an inside source explained. “He damaged goods.” In addition to his salary, sources told the outlet that NewsNation doesn’t offer the perks that Cuomo’s primetime CNN appearance had, which included a clothing allowance and free flights from his home in Hamptons to the studio. But a source told the Post: “Chris has a huge ego. He loves hearing himself talk.”

Viewer reactions were mixed. A Twitter user joked, “Talk about falling from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the sea.” A negative viewer said“Watch as the media stumbles upon itself to forgive what it has made possible and used its position to protect a sexual abuser, @andrewcuomo.” Another viewer tweeted“I think Chris got into all that stuff, I think he talked too much when he was working for CNN.” But a fan of Cuomo added“This is great news, I’m glad to hear it feels like CNN has been way too harsh on him.”

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