CBS Political News Director Sacked for “inappropriate behavior”
CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris has been sacked after an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate behavior,” a network spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.
“In the last 2 weeks, accounts of inappropriate behavior by Steve Chaggaris were brought to our attention and were immediately investigated. As a result, CBS News has severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately,” the statement said.
CBS staffers were informed of Mr. Chaggaris’ exit Wednesday evening.
In November, CBS suspended CBS This Morning co-anchor Charlie Rose after multiple CBS employees alleged inappropriate behavior.
According to a report, the network has urged employees to report inappropriate behavior and harassment to human resources. CBS News has also reported on The Rose Accusations following the WP’s expose.
Mr. Chaggaris, who covered the Trump campaign and occasionally appeared on-air, 1st joined the network in Y 1999 as an associate producer in the Political Unit.
He left CBS News in 2010 and returned in Y 2012, when he became executive Washington editor for CBSNews.com.