The former executive producer of CNN’s top-rated “Cuomo Prime Time” parted ways with her job and “felt threatened” by Chris Cuomo, multiple sources have confirmed.
Melanie Buck produced Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program from April 2018 until March 2020 but left over “significant differences” with the host. According to a Fox News report, Buck wanted to “pursue more long-form interviews while Cuomo was set on pursuing more opinion programming,” citing an unnamed CNN insider. Eventually, the friction mounted to the point that Buck asked CNN President Jeffrey Zucker to transfer elsewhere, the source claimed.
“More than one source told us of Buck, ‘She felt threatened,’” reported Page Six.
The sources did not specify why they believe Buck felt threatened, nor did Buck address their claims in a statement to Page Six that confirmed the general outline of events.
“I spent two years as EP on Chris’ show and I’m proud to have led it to #1 at CNN,” she wrote. “We ultimately had significant