CNN host Chris Cuomo did a Hamptons coffee run in a t-shirt emblazoned with the word ‘Truth’ weeks after he was embroiled in a sex scandal involving his alleged sex pest brother.
The Cuomo Prime Time Host, 51, showed off his famed muscles in the navy blue t-shirt as he and attorney friend John Pappalardo over Labor Day weekend.
Cuomo also donned a pair of gray camo shorts, black running sneakers and a gray baseball cap for his trip, with the news junkie snapped clutching his phone and drink in the same hand.
He appeared calm and cheerful, after a tumultuous summer which saw his brother Andrew forced to resign as Governor of New York, and Chris issue a subsequent on-air apology for briefing Andrew on how to handle multiple sex pest claims.
CNN host Chris Cuomo was spotted grabbing coffee in Sag Harbor over the Labor Day weekend
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stepped down from the role on August 10 after New York State Attorney General Letitia James detailed the ex-Governor’s sexual harassment accusations from 11 women.
The former governor denies all allegations of wrongdoing.
Chris Cuomo received criticism after it was revealed he had participated in strategy sessions to help his brother during the scandal, amid claims it was inappropriate for him to do so while appearing as an anchor on a cable news network which has reported on the scandal.
Cuomo was seen leaving a Hamptons coffee shop with New York attorney John D Pappalardo
Cuomo appeared cheerful and relaxed as he strolled down the street with coffee in hand
He was seen sporting a pair of camouflage gym shorts, black running sneakers, a grey hat and a blue t-shirt with the word ‘Truth’ written across it
In a speech broadcast live on CNN, he revealed that he advised his brother Andrew to resign as New York Governor on August 16.
He also issued a public apology as a result of his intervention in the strategizing of the scandal.
Cuomo said: ‘I can be objective about just about any topic, but not about my family. Those of you who watch this show get it. Like you, I bet, my family means everything to me. And I am fiercely loyal to them. I am family first, job second.’
‘When my brother’s situation became turbulent, being looped into calls with other friends of his and advisors that did include some of his staff, I understand why that was a problem for CNN. It will not happen again.
‘It was a mistake because I put my colleagues here, who I believe are the best in the business, in a bad spot. I never intended for that, I would never intend for that, and I am sorry for that.’
Cuomo’s vacation comes after he was under fire with CNN when it was revealed he was involved in strategizing his brother’s scandal
Cuomo issued a public apology on the network for his involvement and revealing that he advised his brother to step down
The network’s viewership reportedly dropped after Cuomo’s brother stepped down from his position
Cuomo’s ex-New York Governor brother Andrew (left) resigned on August 10 after he was accused of sexual harassment by 11 women
Chris faced hypocrisy allegations after having Andrew appear on his show at the height of the COVID crisis, when New York’s handling of the crisis won global plaudits.
But he avoided all reference of Andrew’s subsequent sexual harassment scandal, with CNN forced to insist that it had reported the allegations widely on its other shows.
Chris and Andrew Cuomo are the sons of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, who served three terms from 1983 to 1994.
Chris attended Yale University where he got his undergraduate degree and a law degree from Fordham University of Law.
Chris joined CNN in 2013 after working extensively for other popular networks.
He formerly worked as an anchor for ABC’s 20/20 and Good Morning America as well as a correspondent for Fox News.
He has received a variety of awards and nominations for his work in the journalism field from prestigious media organizations such as The Emmy’s.
The accomplished media host lives with entrepreneur wife Cristina Greeven Cuomo in New York City whom he married in 2001.
The couple share two daughters named Bella and Carolina and a son Mario, named after Cuomo’s father.