CNN’s Jim Sciutto is taking a personal leave of absence

Jim Sciutto, a CNN daytime anchor and chief national security correspondent, has taken a personal leave of absence following an internal investigation into an incident that occurred during a trip for the network earlier this year.

According to a person familiar with the matter, who was not authorized to speak publicly about it, CNN employees were notified of the furlough on Tuesday. A CNN representative declined to comment, noting that the company does not discuss personnel matters.

Sciutto, who co-anchors the morning hours for the network, has been free since Monday. Another person briefed on the situation said Sciutto is expected to return in a few weeks.

Sciutto, 52, reportedly suffered a fall during an overseas stopover on his way back from Ukraine, where he was reporting earlier this year. The affair, first reported by the Daily Beast, was investigated by CNN and the company ordered him to take time off.

Sciutto joined CNN in 2013 after serving in government as chief of staff and senior adviser to the US Ambassador to China. He previously worked at ABC News, where he was senior foreign correspondent based in London.

He is married to Gloria Riviera, a Washington-based correspondent for ABC News. CNN’s Jim Sciutto is taking a personal leave of absence

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