The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and CNN Worldwide vice president and chief marketing officer Allison Gollust were seen in a heated public exchange at The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in NY Media party.
At the party, the two top CNN executives were seen speaking “intensely and making anguished hand gestures before Gollust strode purposefully away into the crowd.”
“It was something they were dealing with at CNN all day,” said a Post source, adding “it wasn’t an argument.”
Zucker lured Gollust to CNN in 2013, who left her post as Governor Andrew Cuomo’s coms director after working with Zucker previously at NBC Universal.
Remarking on the kerfuffle, one rival media exec told the Post, “It looked like [Gollust] was reprimanding her husband or something.”