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Who is Lisa Shields, Andrew Cuomo's rumoured ex-girlfriend?

Iram Sharifah Khan February 25, 2021
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Who is Lisa Shields, Andrew Cuomo’s rumoured ex-girlfriend? On 25 February, allegations of improper behaviour against the New York Governor, prompting a wave of public interest in his personal life.

Who is Lisa Shields?

Lisa Shields’ adult education started in 1984, when she attended Harvard University for summer school and took courses in journalism and expository writing. She says about it: “Took my first journalism class in summer school. And fell in love with it.”

Her LinkedIn profile shows that she speaks two other languages in addition to English, “chatty French” and “rusty Spanish”.

After Harvard, Shields went on to do her degree in international relations and economics at the University of Paris from 1985-1988. And finally, she attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she obtained a Master of Science in journalism in 1989.

Lisa Shields’ earliest recorded job was at Arts & Entertainment Revenue where she worked for 2 years as an assistant producer.

She has gone on to work for well-known companies and organisations such as ABC News, the United Nations and finally CFR 100, where she has worked since 2003 as vice president of global communications and media relations. Alongside this, she works in Foreign affairs as Director of Media relations, since 2001.

A video posted by CFR YouTube shows Lisa at a conference for the company, where she is one of the event speakers.

What is the connection between Lisa Shields and Andrew Cuomo?

In light of the recent accusations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lisa Shields’ name has been mentioned a few times. From here, some people began speculating on a possible past relationship between Shields and Cuomo.

While addressing the current accusations against him, Andrew Cuomo mentioned Lisa Shields, allegedly referring to her as a “former flame”. To some people, this suggested a romantic connection between the two.

Despite this implication, we are unable to confirm if Cuomo and Shields were romantically involved with one another in the past.

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Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.