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Anderson Cooper Shares His Thoughts on Colleague Chris Cuomo's Firing

Anderson Cooper Shares His Thoughts on Colleague Chris Cuomo's Firing

Anderson Cooper is opening up about the firing of his CNN colleague, Chris Cuomo.

The 54-year-old news anchor talked about the news in an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday (December 16) in New York City.

Cuomo was fired earlier this month after new information revealed how he assisted his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in the middle of his sexual harassment scandal.

Click inside to find out what he had to say…

“I don’t want anything bad to happen to somebody who is a colleague and somebody who is a friend of mine,” Anderson said on Colbert. “And I feel terrible for him and his family. That being said … journalists have strict ethics and strict rules that we are to abide by, and if you don’t abide by them, there are repercussions. And I wish Chris the best, and I am sorry how this all played out, but …I hate this for his family, but this is a business with very big responsibilities and there are repercussions.”

Colbert asked Cooper if he was surprised by CNN’s move to fire Cuomo.

“I don’t know about surprised overall, but it didn’t happen, then it did happen very quickly,” Anderson said. “I think people were surprised the day it happened, when it actually happened.”

Anderson said that the first call he received after the news broke was from his friend Andy Cohen, who asked if he could get the show

“I was like Andy, you got enough real estate in television,” he said. “Andy feels he is fully qualified to host a presidential debate because he hosted the Housewives reunion.”

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