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CBS News Fires Political Director for 'Inappropriate' Acts

  • Associated Press

A screenshot of CBS News Web site announcing the firing of its political director, Steve Chaggaris, for "inappropriate behavior," Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

CBS News has fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris, for "inappropriate behavior."

CBS News says in an emailed statement that "accounts" of his behavior were brought to their attention in the last two weeks and were "immediately investigated." He was fired Wednesday for "violating company policy."

The company did not specify what Chaggaris was accused of and declined to answer follow-up questions. Chaggaris was not immediately available for comment.

Chaggaris had led the news team's political coverage and appeared on-air. He was a longtime employee, having started at CBS News in 1999, with a two-year gap from 2010-2012 working for a news startup and Yahoo.

CBS News fired Charlie Rose in November from its morning show after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances.