Chris Cuomo said Monday that he is ending his daily SiriusXM radio program, two days after he was fired by CNN after being accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace and amid an investigation into his efforts to help his brother, former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo from New York.
“My time on CNN ended hard,” wrote Chris Cuomo, who denied allegations of misconduct, in a statement released Monday on his social media. “Despite the fact that I have thick skin, I have a family for which the past week has been extremely difficult. So, right now I have to take a step back and focus on what comes next. This means that I will no longer participate in the SiriusXM radio show. “
The two-hour live radio program titled “Let’s Get After It,” named after one of Mr. Cuomo’s key phrases, began in 2018, shortly after he took the coveted 9:00 pm spot on CNN. SiriusXM spokesman Patrick Reilly confirmed on Monday that Mr. Cuomo’s show will no longer air. “We thank Chris for his work at SiriusXM,” said Mr. Reilly.
SiriusXM is controlled by Liberty Media, whose billionaire chairman John Malone is one of the main shareholders of Discovery, a media company that could soon merge with Warner Media, CNN’s parent company, if regulators approve the deal. Mr. Malone will serve on the board of directors of the combined company.
CNN fired Mr. Cuomo on Saturday, citing an overview of his behind-the-scenes activities with his brother’s political team this year, when the former governor faced a string of sexual harassment charges that led to his resignation.
CNN also received a complaint last week from a lawyer representing Mr. Cuomo’s former junior colleague on another network. The complaint contained an accusation of sexual harassment by the host. Mr. Cuomo said through a spokesman: “These apparently anonymous accusations are not true.”
“Let’s Get After It” aired Monday with guest host former ABC journalist Brian Ross. In a statement on Monday, Mr. Cuomo said goodbye to his radio program listeners. “I will miss our conversations very much,” wrote Mr. Cuomo. “But I look forward to connecting with all of you again in the future.”
Tiffany Hsu made reporting.