Jeffrey Toobin has announced his retirement from CNN after 20 years

Jeffrey Toobin has announced his retirement from CNN after 20 years ...

After 20 years at CNN, Jeffrey Toobins' tenure as Chief Legal Analyst comes to an end.

Friends, I've decided to leave @CNN after my vacation, according to a tweet Friday afternoon. Was great to spend my final day on air with my pals Wolf [Blitzer], Anderson [Cooper], and Don [Lemon]. I'm so grateful to have them back.

He then tacked on a plug for his next book about the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

Toobin's career at CNN was certainly ruined in fall 2020 due to his infamous Zoom call. Apparently, several participants caught him masturbating in an anonymous clip in the New Yorker. I apologize to my wife, family, friends, and co-workers for making an embarrassingly stupid error. I thought I had silenced the Zoom video.

Toobin took a leave of absence from CNN in the immediate aftermath of that shambles. Over at The New Yorker, where he had worked as a staff writer since 1993, Toobin was initially suspended following the incident, but was fired in November 2020 following an internal investigation.

Six months later, he appeared on CNN to address both his resignation from The New Yorker and his continued employment with the cable news network.

I didnt think I was on the phone. I didnt think other people would see me, he said, revealing that he'd spent seven miserable months striving to be a better person.

I have a lot to rebuild, he continued, repeatedly expressing his gratitude to CNN for keeping him on staff, but I feel very fortunate and blessed to be able to do so.