Jeff Zuker recently stepped down from his position as a CNN President after his affair with staffer Allison Gollust came to light. The affair caught attention during the investigation of Chris Cuomo’s ongoing investigation. So, who is Allison Gollust?
This article covers Allison’s age, her education, her salary in CNN, her ex-husband, and her affair with Jeff Zucker.
Allison Gollust And Jeff Zucker’s Affair
Chris Cuomo, who was fired from CNN, after giving help to his politician brother blew the whistle on CNN President Jeff Zucker and staffer Allison. The disclosure of the affair came to light after failing to disclose his relationship with Allison when he was being interviewed as part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo.
Allison and Jeff claimed that their romance started during COVID. However, media sources revealed to DailyMail that romance predates the pandemic and was an open secret in the CNN offices. They reportedly lived in the same apartment building with their families.
They worked together at NBC and then worked for CNN for over 20 years. Some even called an ‘uncomfortably cozy’ rapport. Both of romantically involved are divorced and their splits were due in part to their relationship. According to Politico, Chris Cuomo’s legal team was the one who brought the romance to light during discussions for the terminated host’s severance package.
Jeff admitted to lying about when the romance began during the investigation. He told, “I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong.” “As a result, I am resigning today” he added.
Allison confirmed the affair in a statement and said she will remain at the network in a statement released to the New York Times. She shared, “Jeff and I have been close friends and professional partners for over 20 years. Recently, our relationship changed during COVID. I regret that we didn’t disclose it at the right time. I’m incredibly proud of my time at CNN and look forward to continuing the great work we do every day.”
Is Allison Gollust Still Married?
Allison Gollust was previously married to her ex-husband William “Billy” Eugene Hult. Not much is known about their marriage but they have been divorced. They reportedly shared two daughters Olivia Hult (born in 2011) and Ava Hult (born in 2014). Currently, Billy is serving as the president of Tradeweb Markets and also serves on the board of directors.
As his bio on Tradeweb reads, “Hult joined Tradeweb in 2000 as a product manager. He oversaw the creation of a platform for institutional electronic trading in the To-Be-Announced (TBA) mortgage securities market, which enhanced liquidity from borrowers to issuers and investors. Today, the TBA market is predominantly electronic and Tradeweb is the leading marketplace for that trading.”
Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Denison University. He also served on the board of directors for both Boys Hope Girls Hope New York and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.
According to Wallmine, Bill holds 114,585 shares of TradeWeb which is worth over $10 million. His estimated net worth is nearly $44.7 million.
Allison Gollust Salary At CNN
According to Glassdoor, CNN Vice President makes nearly $292 thousand per year on an average. So, Allison Gollust’s salary should be about the same range at CNN working as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Allison started her career in 1996 when she started working as a publicist for NBC Corporate Communications. Previously, she worked as director of communications at Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids and as a news anchor, reporter, and producer in Colorado. Allison worked as Senior Publicist on Today (1998-2002), VP, NBC News Communications (2002-2005), SVP, NBC News Communications (2005-2009), NBC Universal, EVP, corporate communications.
When Allison was getting promoted to NBC Universal’s top PR position, Jeff Zucker who was CEO and President of NBC Universal shared with PR WEEK, “She brings experience and a terrific way with people. I have complete and total trust in her.” Each morning Allison spoke with Jeff for whom she worked as spokesperson at the time.
Allison Gollust Education
Allison Gollust has earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Broadcasting Journalism.
Is Allison Gollust On Instagram And Twitter?
The is an Instagram account created based on Allison Gollust. However, it couldn’t be confirmed if it belong to her or not. (@gulallison) has 59 followers and contains 9 posts. But, she is not on Twitter and Facebook.
Allison Gollust Age
Several online sources revealed that Allison Gollust is 49 years old as of Feb 2022.
Allison Gollust Height
Allison stands tall to the height of 5 feet 8.5 inches.
Where Is Allison Gollust From?
Allison Gollust hailed from Denver, Colorado. But she currently lives in New York.
Who Are Allison Gollust’s Parents?
Not much is known about Allison Gollust’s family. But, she is related to Keith Gollust, who could be her father. She is also related to Sandee Oshea Moss from Somerville, Texas.
How Much Is Allison Gollust Net Worth?
Allison Gollust must have a net worth of $10 million.