Katie Couric flagged Jeff Zucker’s ‘tremendous unusual’ ties with Allison Gollust in memoir


Katie Couric dished on Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust’s relationship in her tell-all memoir final fall, saying it struck staffers as “super strange” when the pair labored collectively at NBC in the Nineteen Nineties.

Zucker introduced his resignation on Wednesday as CNN president after he acknowledged a “consensual relationship” with his chief advertising and marketing officer, Gollust, that he did not speak in confidence to his superiors on the community.

Couric, the previous “Today” present star who labored underneath Zucker when he helmed the NBC morning rankings juggernaut in the Nineteen Nineties, as soon as noticed in her memoir “Going There” that he and Gollust have been “joined at the hip.”

She famous that Zucker and Gollust not solely labored collectively however their households lived a flooring away from one another in the identical condo constructing whereas they have been each married to their spouses.

Things bought even weirder for Couric as she grew nearer to Zucker’s then-wife, Caryn.

Couric wrote in her current memoir that she grew near Zucker’s then-wife, Caryn (far left, alongside Couric and Zucker), and that she grew uncomfortable seeing Zucker and Gollust “joined at the hip.”
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Katie Couric wrote in her memoir, “Going There,” that her former boss at NBC’s “Today” present, Jeff Zucker, and Allison Gollust have been “joined at the hip.”

“She and her husband and kids had moved into the apartment right above Jeff and Caryn’s — everyone who heard about their cozy arrangement thought it was super strange,” Couric wrote. “By that point, Caryn had become a close friend and it made me really uncomfortable.”

Couric added that Zucker insisted on hiring Gollust throughout his tenure at NBC although her position was lengthy stuffed.

“At a certain point, Jeff made a huge push to bring on Allison Gollust (at the ‘Today Show’),” Couric wrote. “I had to wonder why Jeff was angling so hard to bring Allison on board.”

Couric claims Zucker utilized fierce strain to hire Gollust as a public relations flack for the “Today” present —- although the position had been stuffed.

“They were joined at the hip,” Couric continued. “The problem was, we’d already hired a PR person for the show. There really wasn’t a role for Allison.”

Couric writes that she resisted Zucker’s makes an attempt to get Gollust employed as a flack for the “Today” present.

She speculates that her snub of Gollust value her a possibility to land a gig at CNN — although she endorsed Zucker to helm the community earlier than he was named president.

Couric labored underneath Zucker when he helmed the “Today” present, NBC’s morning rankings juggernaut, in the Nineteen Nineties.
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“His first hire? Allison Gollust,” Couric wrote of her former boss’ stewardship of CNN.

“Oh, and I never did hear from him about that job.”

The Post has reached out to representatives for Couric searching for remark.