Chris Cuomo, one of CNN's foremost primetime anchormen, was fired on Saturday, Dec. 4, by the international cable news conglomerate after it was revealed that he unethically used his position as a journalist to help his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to cover up accusations during the height of his sexual harassment scandal.

Cuomo, who hosts the show "Cuomo Prime Time" on CNN, was found to have breached journalistic protocols by using his sources to find out more about his brother Andrew Cuomo’s accusers, as well as advising him on a PR campaign during the height of the scandal, NPR reported.

“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end. But I have already told you why and how I helped my brother,” Chris Cuomo said of the news. “So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at 'Cuomo Prime Time' and the work we did as CNN's #1 show in the most competitive time slot.”

The former CNN anchor earned over $6 million yearly for various hosting and anchor jobs in the network, including hosting his own news show "Cuomo Prime Time." He has won various television and journalist awards for his work, which has earned him a net worth of $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

His handling of his brother Andrew’s sexual harassment scandal, however, was criticized by many media watchdogs and fellow journalists as biased, which he deflected at the time by claiming that he did not advise his brother regarding the cases, according to CNN.

An investigation by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James later showed that Cuomo acted as an unpaid aide for the former governor, the proof of which a law firm investigated and found enough merit for it to be true.

“Based on the report we received regarding Chris's conduct with his brother's defense, we had cause to terminate. When new allegations came to us this week, we took them seriously, and saw no reason to delay taking immediate action,” a spokesperson for CNN said.

Cuomo, whose properties include a $3-million apartment in Park Avenue, has not made public his future plans now that he has effectively been ousted from the network.

Anderson Cooper of CNN’s "Anderson Cooper 360°" and Chris Cuomo of CNN’s "Cuomo Prime Time" attend the WarnerMedia Upfront 2019 arrivals on the red carpet at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 15, 2019 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for WarnerMedia

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