Ex-CNN boss Jeff Zucker was spotted leaving Don Lemon’s ritzy Hamptons party holding hands with a married CNN anchor – despite his girlfriend being at the bash.
Alisyn Camerota, 57, beamed as she walked hand-in-hand with Jeff on Saturday. Zucker’s lover Allison Gollust, 50, who already cost him his executive job at the media company last year, was seen leaving on her own.
The mother-of-three, who currently hosts CNN Tonight at 10pm, lives with her husband Tim Lewis, 57, a partner at a private equity firm, in Connecticut.
Gripping each other’s hand in the New York summer heat, Zucker wore a blue shirt and white shorts, while Camerota donned a white blouse and black mini skirt.
It’s unclear why two-time Emmy Award nominee Camerota was getting cozy with Jeff Zucker. But this is not the first time he has done so with a CNN colleague.
Disgraced ex-CNN boss Jeff Zucker (left) has been spotted leaving Don Lemon’s ritzy Hamptons party holding hands in public with married CNN anchor, Alisyn Camerota (right)
The pair were seen gripping each other’s hands as they walked out of the party. Camerota (right) is married to a partner of a private equity firm
Allison Gollust – who has been publicly dating Jeff Zucker since February 2022 – was spotted at the same Hamptons party. She left on her own, while Jeff left holding Alisyn’s hand
Gripping each other’s hand in the New York summer heat, Zucker wore a blue shirt and white shorts, while Camerota donned a white blouse and black mini skirt
Zucker, 58, previously had an long-term love affair with his co-worker Allison – causing the end of both of their respective marriages in 2015 and 2017.
They even lived above one another in the same Manhattan apartment block while still with their former partners.
And the couple were pictured together just three weeks ago at a July 4th party in southern Italy.
The CNN boss was ousted from the company in 2022 because of his undisclosed relationship with Gollust, who was the company’s worldwide chief marketing officer.
Gollust, 50, and Zucker had worked together at NBC and CNN for 20 years. People at the time said they had an ‘uncomfortably cozy’ rapport together.
On Saturday, Gollust was also seen at Lemon’s house. She arrived at 2:40pm, around the same time as Zucker.
But unlike Jeff and Alisyn, she left the party on her own.
She wore a white dress and tote bag as she marched out of the Hamptons home around 3.16pm.
Camerota and Zucker left the glitzy bash five minutes earlier, holding each other’s hands. They returned to the party 40 minutes later, before leaving in two separate cars.
Neither Zucker nor Camerota have publicly split from their respective partners.
Zucker, Gollust and Camerota have been contacted for comment.
Zucker, 58, previously had an long-term love affair with his co-worker Allison Gollust (pictured) – causing the end of both of their respective marriages in 2015 and 2017. On Saturday, Gollust was also seen in attendance at Lemon’s house – but unlike Jeff and Alisyn, she left the party on her own
Allison Gollust (far right), Jeff Zucker (second from right), and Don Lemon (third from right) were spotted dining on the Amalfi coast on July 4 this year – just three weeks before Lemon’s party in the Hamptons
Zucker and Camerota are seen walking out of Don Lemon’s party together on Saturday
Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust were having an affair for years, before he was forced to resign because he did not disclose it to executives at CNN. They are pictured here together at Madison Square Gardens in February 2022. It’s unclear if they are still together
Don Lemon, Jeff Zucker, Alisyn Camerota, and Jake Tapper are pictured together
Gollust, CNN’s former worldwide chief marketing officer, wore a white dress as she marched out of the Hamptons home
Don Lemon, another ousted CNN colleague, hosted a party for friend Sunny Hostin to celebrate her new book, ‘Summer on Sag Harbor’.
Alisyn Camerota and her husband Tim Lewis married in 2002, and share three teen children together.
They used to live in a brownstone in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, but moved to Connecticut to raise their children.
During their early years of marriage, they struggled to get pregnant and turned to IVF.
She gave birth to her twin daughters in 2005, and then her son in 2007.
Lewis is a partner at Southfield Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The CNN trio weren’t the only famous faces at Lemon’s home. Joy Behar, from The View, arrived at the house, and was greeted by Lemon and his puppy.
Alisyn Camerota and her husband Tim Lewis married in 2002, and share three teen children together. During their early years of marriage, they struggled to get pregnant and turned to IVF
The party – where Jeff, and the two women spent their time on Saturday – was at Don Lemon’s Hamptons home
Joy Behar arrived to Don Lemon’s Sag Harbor home on Saturday
The mother-of-three, who currently hosts CNN Tonight at 10pm, lives with her husband Tim Lewis, 57, a private equity partner, in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Behar wore an all-black outfit, with yellow heels and black sunglasses.
The host, who left CNN in April, looked cool in a blue shirt and white trousers, paired with black sandals and matching sunglasses.
Sunny Hostin, who is also on The View with Behar, was kissed on the forehead by Lemon as she arrived for her book party.
Jeff Zucker stepped down as president of CNN in February 2022 for failing to disclose his relationship with Gollust when he was being interviewed as part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo.
Gollust exited her position as CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer after ‘violating company policy’ for ‘unethically aiding’ Governor Andrew Cuomo by agreeing to a set of questions before his on-air interviews.
Both previously married, Gollust and Zucker lived in the same apartment building with their respective families, have worked together at NBC and then CNN for more than 20 years, and had what some called an ‘uncomfortably cozy’ rapport.
‘Jeff took Allison to every job he had – after they left NBC, he tried to get her on Katie Couric’s show which failed, then he placed her at his friend Governor Cuomo’s office, then took her to CNN as soon as he was he got that job all while failing upward along the way,’ a source said.
They are both now divorced, and one source told DailyMail.com that their splits were due at least in part to their relationship.
Zucker with his ex-wife Caryn in 2011 (left) and Gollust with her ex-husband Billy Hult (right) in 2008. The pair have known each other and worked together for 20 years, starting at ABC, and media sources say their affair was an ‘open secret’
Don Lemon and Jeff Zucker are pictured together in 2016
Zucker quit as part of the fallout from the firing of former anchor Chris Cuomo, who blew the whistle on his ex-boss’ affair in his fight for $18million severance pay he says he is owed.
Saturday’s pictures come just weeks after CNN heavyweights Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust and Don Lemon were spotted dining on the Amalfi coast – amid rumors they could be plotting a bid for the embattled network.
They were pictured enjoying a sunset dinner in a photograph shared by Lemon on social media, along with fellow vacationer, super-agent Jay Sures.
The group met on the tiny island enclave of Ponza, close to the western coast of Italy.
Lemon, 57, who was axed from CNN in April, has posted photographs of himself with husband Tim Malone celebrating the 4th of July on the Amalfi Coast, including videos of the duo jumping from boats into bright blue waters.
In another Instagram post of the same trip, photographs of the wider group dining are included for a millisecond as part of a rapid-fire reel which comes with the caption: ‘Making memories with great friends’.
Along with Lemon, who was booted off CNN by former CEO Chris Licht as part of the network’s revamp, the group includes Licht’s predecessor, Zucker.