Allison Gollust Biography

Allison Gollust

Allison Gollust is currently in the news because of her consensual relationship with the CNN worldwide president named Jeff Zucker. Their relationship let Jeff resign from his current job on Wednesday morning, i.e, 2nd February 2022.

Allison Gollust Early Life

Allison Gollust was born on 2nd October 1972 in New York City and currently lives in New York Metropolitan Area. She began her career while working for Denver where she performed the responsibilities of an anchor, producer, and reporter. CNN Business once described Gollust as Zucker’s key lieutenant. On the other hand, Zucker never named his colleague but it is said that he has been in a relationship with Allison (his key lieutenant) for the last 20 years.

Also, Gollust is still there working for CNN. Gollust’s CNN profile says that she has been working as the chief spokesperson for the news brand. She leads the marketing, publicity, and public relations teams based in New York, Washington, D.C. Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Also, she was working as CMO where she was supposed to cover the brand strategy and marketing efforts for all the brands covering the network of CNN worldwide. She oversees the creative marketing team of CNN and works on events, on-air promotions, off-channel and digital marketing as well.

Personal Life

Allison is currently said to be in a relationship with Jeff Zucker (former president of CNN worldwide). Neither Allison nor Jeff is married. It is said that they both are divorced. Allison married for the first time with her ex-husband Billy Hult and Zucker was married to his ex-wife named Caryn Zucker. Zucker gave divorce to his ex-wife in 2018. In one of her statements, Allison described that she came in contact with Zucker during the time of the pandemic. She stated that she and Jeff both have been living in close friendship and professional partnership for over 20 years. But, their relationship recently changed during COVID. She said that she still regrets her decision of disclosing the things at the wrong time. She added that she is proud of the time that she spent with CNN and is continuing to look forward to the great work.

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There is another personality that comes into the picture is Katie Couric who also worked with Jeff Zucker together for NBC. Katie gave her statement in her memoir that Zucker pushed hard to hire Allison Gollust. She stated that both the partners started their relationship before they both began working at CNN. Jeff Zucker became the president of CNN in 1998. Earlier, both Katie Couric and Zucker were working for NBC. Katie wrote in her memoir that Jeff pushed hard to bring Gollust for the “TODAY” show but the company already hired a PR person. Zucker and Gollust joined at the hip. Zucker arranged a meeting between Gollust and Couric after Couric confirmed that they did not need any other person available for any job. At the meeting, she again said that there was no available job for Gollust.

Allison Gollust Biography

Real Name Allison Gollust
Birth Date October 2, 1972
Age (as of 2022) 49 Years
Birth Place New York City, USA
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 176 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim





Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Affair Yes
Who is her husband? Billy Hunt
Who is her boyfriend? Jeff Zucker
Children Two (Oliva & Ava)
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Relationship with Jeff Zucker

Both Zucker and Gollust were married at that time when they met each other. Gollust’s family moved into an apartment above Zucker’s apartment where he used to live with his wife named Caryn Zucker. Katie Couric confirmed that she wondered how angling it was for Jeff and how hard it was for Allison as they both wanted to bring themselves on board. Allison was living with her husband and had kids. She moved with her family right above the apartment of Zucker’s family. By the time, Caryn became a close friend and made it uncomfortable for everyone to become close to each other.

Later Couric wrote that Zucker was fired from his job but he asked Couric to put in a good word for him at CNN, which was time looking for a president. He also said that if she wanted, there would be a job available for Allison Gollust too. Later, because of the efforts of Couric, on 29th November, Jeff was named president of CNN, and what he did was to hire Allison Gollust who became his first hire. Jeff remained the president of CNN between January 2013 to February 2022.

Who is her ex-husband?

On the other hand, Gollust was married to Billy Hultw with whom she shared two daughters who also used to live with her in New York. Gollust’s CNN profile mentions her as the mother of two daughters but there is no mention of her husband on the profile. There is very brief information available on the profile about Gollust regarding the starting of her career and her current life. It is reported that Gollust was married to Billy Hult who served as the president of Tradeweb.

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Also, they are divorced but there is no specific detail regarding when they get separated. They together share two daughters named Olivia and Ava. Jeff Zucker was married and divorced. He was married to Caryn Zucker in 1996 and divorced her in 2018. Zucker and Gollust started working together at NBC back in 1998 they worked together and rose through the interaction with the network. When Zucker joined CNN, Gollust was among his first hires.

Allison Gollust Net Worth

Allison is currently serving her responsibilities for the networks of CNN. She has developed a strong relationship with the teams since she was hired by Jeff Zucker in 2018. It is for sure that she is earning millions because of her hard work. Although she never declared her net worth, we assume her net worth is around $2 million.

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