CNN President Jeff Zucker made a sexual shaggy dog legend about one in every of his female workers, “New Day” anchor Alisyn Camerota, whereas accepting an award on Thursday.. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
Zucker became as soon as being honored for management at the Mirror Awards, which acknowledges excellence in journalism. The ceremony is hosted by Syracuse College and became as soon as being emceed by Camerota.
In step with The Hollywood Reporter’s Jeremy Barr, Zucker joked to the anchor: “I became as soon as gonna tell that I adore waking up WITH YOU each morning, but I’d like to remark that I adore waking up TO YOU each morning.”
Barr licensed that “some groans” were heard in the room.
Zucker’s comment got here after an acceptance speech made by New Yorker journalist Ronan Farrow, who obtained an award for his in-depth reporting on the sexual misconduct for ex-CBS chief Les Moonves, about keeping the media accountable.
In a press liberate to The Every single day Beast, Camerota defended her boss, announcing it be the “oldest shaggy dog legend in the book.”
“It’s the oldest shaggy dog legend in the book made to morning existing anchors, each girls and males,” Camerota acknowledged. “I hear it just a few cases a week from folks in the grocery store. That isn’t harassment, in my scrutinize, and I didn’t gain it tone deaf, either.”
CNN did no longer today answer to Fox News’ demand for comment.