Allison Gollust Biography – Allison Gollust Wiki
Allison Gollust is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CNN Worldwide. She has oversight of all communications, messaging and marketing strategy and execution on behalf of the portfolio of CNN networks and businesses, which includes CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN’s digital platforms, and Great Big Story, as well as domestic operations of CNN International and CNN en Español, according to her biography on the network’s website.
Gollust serves as chief spokesperson for the news brand and leads marketing, publicity and public relations teams in New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Los Angeles. Her role as CMO gives her responsibility for brand strategy and marketing efforts for all of the brands within the CNN Worldwide portfolio. Gollust oversees CNN’s creative marketing, events, on-air promotions, off-channel and digital marketing efforts as well.
Prior to joining CNN, Gollust served as communications director for New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Prior to that, she was executive vice president of corporate communications for NBC Universal, where she oversaw all aspects of the company’s global communications efforts.
She started at NBC in the Corporate Communications group in 1996 and was named senior publicist for Today in 1997. With successive promotions, Gollust added responsibility for communications efforts supporting NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and the Weather Channel, and signature programs including NBC Nightly News, Dateline and Meet the Press. She began her career as a news anchor, reporter and producer in Denver.
Allison Gollust Jeff Zucker
On February 2, 2022, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced that he has resigned from his position effective immediately over a consensual relationship with Allison Gollust. His announcement came less than two months after he fired prime time anchor Chris Cuomo for improperly advising his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, about how to address sexual misconduct allegations.
“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,” Zucker told employees in a memo. “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.”
Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust began working together at NBC in 1998. They rose through the ranks at the network together, and when Zucker joined CNN, Gollust was among his first hires. Prior to joining CNN, Gollust had worked briefly as communications director for Andrew Cuomo. She is currently executive vice president and chief marketing officer at CNN.
Gollust said in a statement: “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 everyday.”
Allison Gollust Age
Allison Gollust’s age is unclear. She is reportedly in her late 40s.
Allison Gollust Husband
Allison Gollust is not married. A CNN profile of her makes no mention of a husband. However, she has an ex-husband, Billy Hult. Hult is the president of Tradeweb Markets, an international financial trading company based in New York City.
Gollust has been in a relationship with former CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker. She wrote in a statement that her relationship with Zucker turned romantic during the COVID pandemic. Zucker was previously married to Caryn Zucker in 1996 and they divorced in 2018.
Allison Gollust Family
Allison Gollust and her ex-husband Billy Hult are parents to their two children, Olivia and Ava. Gollust resides in New York City with the two daughters.
Allison Gollust Salary
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CNN Worldwide, Allison Gollust’s salary is $101, 500 per year.
Allison Gollust Net Worth
Allison Gollust’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.