Allison Gollust spotted leaving apartment after Jeff Zucker’s CNN resignation

Allison Gollust spotted leaving apartment after Jeff Zucker's CNN resignation

CNN senior executive Allison Gollust was spotted outside her Upper East Side apartment early Thursday for the first time since network boss Jeff Zucker resigned in disgrace over their ongoing romance.

A somber Gollust, 49, gripped an umbrella as she strolled out of a building at 32 E. 64th St. after a gray SUV pulled up around 8:30 a.m.

A doorman walked outside and opened the SUV’s door before Gollust walked out with a little girl in tow ahead of her. The SUV then pulled off.

It’s unclear if Gollust, a former publicist who is now CNN’s chief marketing officer, was headed to the network.

The photo marks the first time Gollust has been photographed publicly since Zucker’s bombshell resignation Wednesday, in which he acknowledged their relationship.

“I acknowledged the relationship had evolved in recent years,” Zucker, 56, told CNN employees in a memo. “I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong.”

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This is the first time Allison Gollust has been seen publicly since Jeff Zucker’s resignation from CNN.
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Jeff Zucker resigned as head of CNN for failing to disclose his relationship with Gollust.

Gollust, meanwhile, is staying at CNN, much to the chagrin of some of her female colleagues at the red-faced network, who told The Post Wednesday she should be fired.

“Why is she allowed to keep her job?” a CNN insider told The Post. “CNN is supposed to be a transparent news network. How does she get away with lying about their affair for so long?”

Zucker told colleagues in his memo that the “consensual” romantic relationship with Gollust came to light during CNN’s probe into Chris Cuomo.

Gollust, who has worked alongside Zucker for 20 years, also acknowledged that her connection to Zucker “changed” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But one network source claims that’s untrue, and that the pair have “been together” for years.

“And she’s still lying about it today,” the CNN source told The Post. “The statement she made that ‘recently our relationship changed during COVID’ is a total lie.”

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Zucker has said his relationship with Gollust is consensual.
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Gollust has said her connection with Zucker changed during the pandemic.
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In 2019, about a year after Zucker’s split from wife Caryn Tucker, the CNN boss and Gollust were spotted apartment hunting at the swanky Belnord building on the Upper West Side, sources told Page Six at the time.

Gollust, who filed for divorce from her husband in 2015, claimed the pair were merely friends. It’s unclear if she and Zucker were looking at the apartment for themselves.

Attempts to reach Gollust were unsuccessful Thursday. A rep for CNN didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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