News Outlet: Reporter Who Wanted Selfie With Anderson Cooper No Longer Works Here


The Canadian journalist who was chastised for seeking a photo-op with CNN’s Anderson Cooper near the site of the Ottawa shooting may have suffered some professional fallout for his actions.

A tweet that was shared Thursday morning by Sun News Network indicated that Vandon Gene “no longer has any association” with the organization.

Gene had previously been identified as a contributor to Sun News Network.

Cooper, who was reporting from Ottawa on the deadly shooting on Parliament Hill, emphatically rejected Gene’s request for a photo on Thursday night, saying it would be “wildly inappropriate.”

Gene took umbrage to Cooper’s refusal, and later lambasted the CNN anchor in a series of since-deleted tweets.

But on Thursday morning, Gene used Twitter for a different reason: to “unreservedly apologize” for his actions.

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