Caryn Zucker has been known as the wife of CNN’s president, Jeff Zucker, she filed for divorce in 2018, and their divorce was finalized sometime later.
Caryn’s ex-husband, well known as a TV executive, and his wife of many years have decided to split. According to reports, the couple confirmed the news saying their marriage is over.
Jeff, a Harvard graduate became president of NBC Entertainment in 2000 and took over as the president of CNN Worldwide in 2013. Zucker oversaw CNN, CNN International, HLN, and CNN Digital in his current role. He was also an executive in residence at Columbia Business School.
On February 2, 2022, it was announced Jeff Zucker was resigning from CNN, after his affair with Allison Gollust was revealed. Gollust was CNN’s Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President and Andrew Cuomo’s former director of communications.
“As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years. 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.”
The 56-year-old has five Emmy Awards under his belt, his success certainly can’t be denied; however, it appears it can’t be translated to his personal life when reports saying he and Caryn were having problems for a decade now were reported in 2018.
Caryn Zucker 7 Facts You Need to Know
#1 She is a New Yorker
Caryn Stephanie Nathanson was born to parents Ellen and Carl Nathanson. Her father served as director of the legal services plan for District Council 37 of the Municipal Employees Union in New York. Her mother owned a community-reinvestment consulting company that bears her name in New York.
#2 She is well educated
Caryn Zucker attended graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.
#3 Caryn met Jeff Zucker while working together
The couple met while both were working at NBC when he was executive producer of NBC’s “Today” show and Caryn was a supervisor at “Saturday Night Live.”
Aside from SNL, Caryn Zucker is a New York community leader and philanthropist. She also serves as director of the Fresh Air Fund and was previously the director of 92nd Street Y.
#4 They had a lavish ceremony
According to the NY Times wedding announcement, they were married in a lavish ceremony at the Pierre Hotel in 1996. . Rabbi Amy Ehrlich performed the ceremony.
#5 She is a mother of four
During their marriage, Caryn and Jeff welcomed four children, three sons, and one daughter: Peter, Andrew, William, and Elizabeth.
#6 She remained by his side during his cancer diagnosis
When Jeff was 31, three months after his marriage to Caryn, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Three years later the cancer returned and doctors had to take out as much of his colon as possible. With so much of the organ removed, Zucker suffers from chronic dehydration, which causes bouts of kidney stones and gout.
#7 Her brother is a media analyst
Caryn’s brother is Michael Nathanson, an analyst who spent twelve years covering, at various times, U.S. Media, European Media, and Global Advertising Agencies. He joined Moffett Research LLC in 2013.