Who is Allison Gollust? Bio
Allison Gollust is an American executive working for CNN as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CNN Worldwide. She is in charge of all communications, messaging, and marketing strategy and execution for CNN’s portfolio of networks and businesses, which includes CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN’s digital platforms, and Great Big Story, as well as CNN International and CNN en Espanol’s domestic operations.
Allison Gollust Age
Gollust is about 49 years old. Her exact age and date of birth are currently not known.
Allison Gollust Family
Gollust was born and raised by her parents in the United States. Information about her family and childhood including her parents and siblings is not available. This section will be updated as soon as information about her parents is available.
Allison Gollust Husband
Gollust was married to her husband Billy Hunt. Billy is is the president of Tradeweb. They have two daughters Olivia and Ava from their marriage. Following her affair, Allison is said to have separated from her husband.
Allison Gollust CNN
Gollust is the news brand’s chief spokesperson and oversees marketing, publicity, and public relations teams in New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Her role as CMO entails responsibility for brand strategy and marketing efforts across the CNN Worldwide portfolio. Gollust is in charge of CNN’s creative marketing, events, on-air promotions, off-channel marketing, and digital marketing efforts.
Gollust previously worked as the communications director for New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Prior to that, she was NBC Universal’s executive vice president of corporate communications, where she was in charge of all aspects of the company’s global communications efforts.
She began her career at NBC in the Corporate Communications division in 1996 and was promoted to a senior publicist for Today in 1997. With each advancement, Gollust gained responsibility for communications efforts supporting NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and The Weather Channel, as well as signature programs such as NBC Nightly News, Dateline, and Meet the Press. In Denver, she began her career as a news anchor, reporter, and producer.
Allison Gollust Jeff Zucker Affair
Zucker formally resigned from CNN in February 2022. Zucker admitted in his resignation letter that he did not disclose a romantic relationship with a CNN colleague when it began. Their relationship was brought up during the network’s investigation into Chris Cuomo. Allison however stayed at CNN while Jeff resigned.
In his resignation memo, he said;
“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. 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,”
“I came to CNN on January 18, 2013. Together, we had nine great years. I certainly wish my tenure here had ended differently. But it was an amazing run. And I loved every minute. I am grateful to the thousands of incredibly talented CNN and Turner Sports employees who helped make this such a joy for me, and such a success for all of us. I wish each of you nothing but the best in the years ahead. With gratitude and love. Jeff.”
Gollust released a statement saying;
“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,”
Allison Gollust Net Worth
Gollust has an estimated net worth of $1 million.