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Posted Monday 1/14/19 at 8:28AM EST
Gayle King may stay with CBS News now that Susan Zirinsky is its new president
Source: Page Six
The CBS This Morning co-anchor reportedly shouted "I'll come with you!" at a Friday meeting in which Zirinsky implored the staff to “Come with me, and help make CBS the greatest it’s ever been.”
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 1:57PM EST
CBS This Morning hosts cheer Susan Zirinsky's promotion to CBS News president, with Gayle King admitting the division has been struggling
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"When I heard the news last night, I was doing a happy dance ... on the Upper West Side," King said this morning. "Because I feel that we were sort of like a ship, not sinking, but taking on water. And, I feel that she is somebody who can right the ship, because she gets us, she knows us, and by 'us' I mean this organization."
Posted Thursday 12/20/18 at 8:28PM EST
CBS News president David Rhodes' future reportedly "hangs in the balance"
Source: The Daily Beast
Rhodes' four-year deal as president of the CBS News division, which has been wracked by sexual misconduct scandals, expires at the end of February. CBS Evening News under anchor Jeff Glor, Face the Nation and CBS This Morning have also been losing viewers over the past year. The Daily Beast asks: "Could he end up being deposed?" A longtime CBS News veteran responds: “If you’re to believe the internal rumor mills, that’s very real."
Posted Tuesday 12/18/18 at 1:33PM EST
CBS This Morning's ratings have fallen by double digits since Charlie Rose's ouster
The last place network morning news show has fallen 16% compared to last fall before Rose's firing over sexual misconduct allegations. Over the past week, in wake of executive producer Ryan Kadro stepping down, there have been reports of CBS This Morning undergoing an overhaul next year. ALSO: Gayle King is rumored to be unhappy and ready to leave.
Posted Friday 12/14/18 at 1:29PM EST
Report: CBS is ready to "overhaul" CBS This Morning
Source: Page Six
Ryan Kadro officially announced his exit this morning. The CBS This Morning executive producer, who has helmed the show since April 2016, will depart effective Jan. 4, 2019. Amid Kadro stepping down, Page Six reports that CBS executives "are ready to nuke its struggling morning show and rebuild it from the ground up. A thriving CBS This Morning was thrown into disarray by Charlie Rose’s sudden exit — and we’re told that top brass have come to believe that the show overall is not going to recover." Page Six adds that in the aftermath of Rose's ouster, the "impressive momentum" developed by Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, joined later by John Dickerson, "quickly faltered." A source tells Page Six: “There are real discussions about just starting over — anchors, format, producers. Everything is on the table."
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 2:28AM EST
CBS This Morning executive producer is set to exit following CBS News' Charlie Rose sexual harassment lawsuit settlement
Ryan Kadro, who has helmed the CBS News morning show since April 2016, is in talks to step down from his position and will likely leave the network, according to Vulture and other outlets. A CBS News spokesperson says "these conversations are unrelated to the settlement.” Still, as Vulture notes, the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by three former CBS News employees in May over Charlie Rose's sexual misconduct, which was settled on Tuesday, accused Kadro of knowing that Rose “had a history of sexual harassment” but encouraged one of them to work more closely with Rose at his company anyway. Kadro replaced Chris Licht, who left CBS This Morning to become executive producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 12:45PM EDT
CBS This Morning names Bianna Golodryga as co-host
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The CBS News correspondent is joining the CBS morning show full-time, taking a seat at the table with Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson. Golodryga is a former co-anchor of Good Morning America's weekend edition. She joined CBS News last year.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
CBS This Morning anchors support CBS reporter Jericka Duncan after she received a threatening text from Jeff Fager
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"This is a very difficult story for us to cover and certainly for you," said Gayle King, as the CBS News morning show recapped Fager's firing as 60 Minutes executive producer. "Big trees are falling at CBS but I really do believe the company wants to and can get this right," King said. "I can only imagine what this has done to you, how this has affected you and I certainly applaud you, Jericka, for speaking up."
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 12:52PM EDT
Gayle King calls for CBS to release the results of its Les Moonves investigation
Speaking on CBS This Morning, King echoed women's rights advocates who were stunned by reports that CBS might keep details of its probe of the former CBS CEO confidential. “I’m sick and sick of the story and sickened the by everything that we keep hearing,” King said. Regarding the plan to keep the report private, she said: “How can we have this investigation and not know how it comes out? Les Moonves has been on the record, he says, listen, he didn’t do these things, that it was consensual, that he hasn’t hurt anybody’s career. I would think it would be in his best interests for us to hear what the report finds out.”
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Why Les Moonves' departure is unlikely to hurt CBS' programming
CBS isn't like The Weinstein Company, which completely collapsed after Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal. Even though Moonves played an important role in the daily life at CBS, he leaves behind an executive team who -- should they remain in place -- continue doing what CBS does best, according to Josef Adalian. "Moonves has benefited from the tendency (by both reporters and corporate boards) to put too much value in the Great Man theory of history," says Adalian. "In fact, whatever success CBS has had the past two decades was not the result of a single designer suit-clad superhero picking hit shows and negotiating the right talent deals. A small army of Eye execs past and present were instrumental in shaping the network, both for good (Everybody Loves Raymond, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory) and ill (Kevin Can Wait). Plus, as with any network or streaming service, the real drivers of success at CBS have been the show creators and stars who make hit programs. CBS won’t be the same place without Moonves, but like Apple after Steve Jobs, it won’t collapse either. It’s telling that late last week, as multiple news outlets reported Moonves was in settlement talks, CBS’s stock price actually went up."
- Norah O'Donnell addressed Moonves' exit on CBS This Morning: "This is really hard. It is. It’s hard for everybody at CBS News"
- Moonves could still be paid $120 million in severance of he's cleared by an internal probe
- CBS must do more post-Moonves to address the overall culture of complicity and complacency at the network
- CBS stock falls after Moonves' exit
- Kathy Griffin slams Moonves and Julie Chen in Twitter rant
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 4:38PM EDT
Showtime on Ruth Wilson's Affair exit: "Everyone agreed the character's story had run its course"
Showtime addressed Wilson's awkward CBS This Morning interview, in which she said this morning the decision to leave was hers, but "I'm not allowed to talk about why" she left. Hours later, Showtime released a statement saying: “We can’t speak for Ruth, but heading into season four everyone agreed the character’s story had run its course. Ultimately, it felt like the most powerful creative decision would be to end Alison’s arc at the moment when she had finally achieved self-empowerment. The impact of her loss will be felt as the series concludes next season. We thank the many fans who embraced the character of Alison and especially thank Ruth for her indelible work over the past four seasons.” Variety reports that Wilson came to producers before Season 4 and asked if she could be let out of her contract to work on the BBC/PBS series Mrs. Wilson, based on her grandmother.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Ruth Wilson says "I'm not allowed to talk about why" I left The Affair
Wilson's comment on CBS This Morning caught interviewer Gayle King off-guard. King then brought up her revelation earlier this year that she was certain she was paid less than co-star Dominic West. But Wilson said she “never complained to Showtime about pay parity.”
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Alan Alda reveals he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease more than three years ago
Source: USA Today
"The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed three and a half years ago and I've had a full life since then," the 82-year-old former M*A*S*H star said on CBS This Morning. "I've acted, I've given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast .. I thought, 'It's probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad turn point of view,' but that's not where I am."
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Gayle King thinks the #MeToo movement needs due process
Source: The New York Times
The New York Times Magazine asked the CBS This Morning anchor, who is still friends with Charlie Rose following his firing, whether there's a potential for a #MeToo backlash. "I do worry about that, because I think when a woman makes an accusation, the man instantly gets the death penalty," she says. "There has to be some sort of due process here. All of these inappropriate behaviors are not all the same."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
Smithsonian's "Watching Oprah" exhibit looks like a (deserving) reward for her $21 million donation
Source: The Washington Post
The exhibit honoring Oprah Winfrey at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Friday. And according to Sebastian Smee, the exhibit is "a testament — to Oprah, obviously, and her extraordinary story. But also to the rest of us, black and white, American and otherwise. It’s a testament to our culture’s transformation, to who we have become. Is it strange, perhaps even a little concerning, that a woman who is the biggest single donor to this museum should be treated to an exhibition exclusively about her, and so soon after its opening? You bet it is. It’s not a good look. Yet in the end, it’s hard to argue that Winfrey is undeserving of such an exhibition. She had the highest-rated talk show of all time. It aired all over the world for 25 years. No African American woman — you could persuasively argue no man or woman of any race — has had a bigger effect on the culture at large over the past 30 years."