Chris Cuomo applied to be a Hamptons volunteer firefighter after CNN fired him, but withdrew his application because he couldn’t devote enough time
- The 51-year-old appeared “desperate” to be part of the Hamptons roster
- However, according to Daily Beast sources, he was “resisting” the time commitment
- The former primetime news anchor was fired from CNN in December after helping his brother and ex-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deal with a sex scandal
- He has since been in Ukraine selling merchandise, referring to himself as a “free agent”.
Repressed CNN Broadcaster Chris Cuomo applied to be a volunteer firefighter in his glitzy East Hampton neighborhood, but later withdrew his application because he couldn’t handle the time commitments.
The 51-year-old, who lives in the prestigious New York neighborhood known for its affluent residents, appeared “eager” to be part of the volunteer team but “cheated” the time investment, according to sources cited by The daily beast.
“There are monthly meetings and drills, and you have to fulfill a percentage of your calls,” East Hampton Fire Chief Duane Forrester told The Daily Beast’s Confider newsletter.
“That’s why we don’t have many celebrities.”
The former primetime news anchor was fired from CNN in December after he was caught counseling scandal-plagued brother, ex-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, over allegations of sexual misconduct while in his seat as top -Hold the transmitter’s transmitter.
In the months that followed, Cuomo was accused of trying to bring down the network with him by exposing an affair between former boss Jeff Zucker and his assistant Allison Gollust and launching an astonishing plot $125 million lawsuit against his former employer.
The network’s half-hearted attempt at becoming a firefighter is the latest twist in his post-CNN career, which has also seen him travel to Ukraine with actor Sean Penn to witness the aftermath of the war with Russia while also witnessing a slew of launching “free” agent merchandise – all while flexing his muscles on social media and puffing on cigars.
Chris Cuomo strolls through Sag Harbor in New York’s prestigious The Hamptons last week
The 51-year-old, who lives in the New York neighborhood known for its affluent residents, appeared “eager” to be part of the volunteer fire squad but “resisted” the time investment
The former primetime news anchor was fired from CNN in December after he was caught counseling scandal-plagued brother, ex-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, over allegations of sexual misconduct
The network’s half-hearted attempt at becoming a firefighter is the latest twist in his post-CNN career, which has also seen him travel to Ukraine with actor Sean Penn to witness the aftermath of the war with Russia
Cuomo took to Instagram last week to tell America to “pay more attention” to what’s happening on the front lines in Ukraine.
“What is happening in Ukraine right now is bad and America should pay much more attention,” he said.
‘I went to the Eastern Front… Undermanned and outgunned, we had to hide behind abandoned buildings.’
He likened the conflict to “World War II” and compared Ukrainians to Americans fighting in the War of Independence.
“Ukrainians sound like Americans 240 years ago compared to Brits. They give their lives to protect the freedoms we have here.
“Interest here has waned… the war is only accelerating. I’ll show you more to worry about… soon. Thank you for the interest.’
He then instructed his followers to be “a #freeagent” like him.
Cuomo has rebranded himself as “Free Agent” and sells merchandise on his website to fund his shows
Chris Cuomo posted a black and white slideshow on Instagram announcing a big reveal this summer
Cuomo has sued CNN for $125 million, claiming his reputation has been so tarnished that he will never work in the broadcast news business again. He was fired from CNN for trying to help his brother, ex-governor Andrew Cuomo, get out of his sexual harassment scandal
His posts, reportedly from regions close to the front lines in eastern Ukraine, came as the former prime-time host also began flogging “free agent” merchandise in a sort of rebranding after being fired by CNN.
The disgraced broadcaster sells a range of Free Agent branded clothing and also recently took to Instagram to announce a major comeback to its 1.1million followers.
Cuomo puffed on a cigar and flexed his muscles, writing, “Something’s coming… Summer 22.”
His rep Steven Goldberg refused to say what that “something” will be.