Fired CBS News Reporter Catherine Herridge Accuses Network Of ‘Journalistic Rape’ For Seizing Her Files

Catherine Herridge — the acclaimed CBS News investigative journalist known for her reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal — accused the network of “journalistic rape” for seizing her files after she was fired. Breaking her silence during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday for the first time since her controversial dismissal in February, Herridge called the move by her former bosses an assault on journalism.

CBS News Bringing Misinformation Unit To TV With Hiring Of EP Melissa Mahtani

Mahtani, a CNN veteran, will be tasked with figuring out how to present CBS News Confirmed investigations for a TV audience.

CBS News’ Eye On America Unit Adds Correspondents And Executive Story Editor

CBS News Taps Alturo Rhymes As EP Of Daily News, Jim Axelrod To Lead Expanded ‘Eye On America’ Franchise

CBS News has chosen Alturo Rhymes for the newly created position of executive producer of daily news, while correspondent Jim Axelrod will be leading a new Eye on America unit. Rhymes will be responsible for “centralizing our daily Newsgathering offerings to the broadcasts, stream and digital so that we are positioned to aggressively advance stories in the news each day and ensure our best reporting flows seamlessly to all shows and platforms,” according to a note to staffers sent by CBS News President Ingrid Ciprián-Matthews.

Nate Burleson Will Be Integral Part Of CBS And Nickelodeon’s Coverage Throughout Super Bowl Week

The network’s morning show, where Burleson is a co-host, will originate from Las Vegas this week. Burleson will also be an analyst on the Super Bowl pregame show and a commentator on Nickelodeon’s game broadcast. Add in co-hosting Nickelodeon’s weekly NFL Slimetime show and the usual demands of Super Bowl week, and Burleson will not have much downtime.

CBS Correspondent Says He Faced Recent Discrimination At Louisiana High School

Charles Osgood, Lyrical Newscaster On Radio And TV, Dies At 91

A familiar face on television as the host of CBS Sunday Morning from 1994 to 2016, he was also known for his Osgood File segments on CBS Radio, often delivered with humor and a rhyme.

CBS News Chief Got Job Despite HR Probe Over Bias Accusations: Sources

The new president of CBS News has been accused of using her clout to promote minorities while unfairly sidelining white journalists — a “woke” and “divisive” practice that sparked multiple employee complaints and a major internal probe in 2021. Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews — a 30-year veteran of the third-place network who took the helm last August after her boss Neeraj Khemlani left in a storm of controversy — also had been top deputy to ex-president David Rhodes, who exited CBS News in January 2019 following a slew of high-profile scandals. Current and former employees say they are chafing over the promotion of Ciprian-Matthews, who is now the top-ranked woman of color at CBS News.

CBS Reporter Refusing To Reveal Her Sources Could Be Held In Contempt

First Amendment advocates are alarmed by the case of Catherine Herridge, who is facing an imminent court deadline and steep fines.

A Former Fox News Correspondent Is Refusing To Reveal A Source. Her Fate Is Now In A Judge’s Hands

Catherine Herridge is on the brink of being held in contempt of court. In a late-September deposition, the CBS News senior investigative correspondent declined to reveal her source(s) for a series of 2017 stories she reported on during her time at Fox News, according to a court filing made public Tuesday. Her refusal to disclose the source(s) was in direct defiance of an alarming court order issued earlier this year, by which Herridge’s camp will surely appeal, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

How CBS News Will Cover Election Day

CBS News has detailed its plans for Election Day coverage. With the title America Decides: Campaign ’23, coverage goes 8-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, on CBS News Streaming Network, the CBS News app, and Paramount+.

Dave Malkoff Leaves Weather Channel For CBS Innovation Lab

The weather expert takes a national correspondent role at CBS News and Stations. He will be based in Atlanta and “will deliver live news and weather coverage as well as in-depth storytelling on topics of national interest,” CBS News said.

Emmy Winning CBS Reporter Arnold Diaz Dies At 74

’60 Minutes’ Is the Most-Watched Non-Sports Primetime Program

Overall, 60 Minutes was the No. 6 primetime broadcast for the week, and considering it was a non-doubleheader week on CBS Sports, shows the newsmagazine does not need the pull of the NFL to remain on top.

Wendy McMahon: Newsrooms Should Be Prepared For Deepfakes At A ‘Staggering’ Scale

CBS News CEO Wendy McMahon says the network has sifted through more than 1,000 videos of the Israel-Hamas war — and only 10% are usable. “There are many reasons why, but some of those reasons are directly tied to misinformation. They absolutely are,” McMahon said on Thursday. The broadcaster is investing in its own AI capabilities — and in combatting misinformation, she added.

‘60 Minutes’ Producer Sues CBS Claiming Gender Discrimination Over Firing

Alexandra Poolos, who was let go from the network last year, alleges the news outlet has a work culture defined by “sexism and misogyny” in which sexual misconduct and harassment by male colleagues went unaddressed.

CBS News Announces Its 2024 Campaign Reporters

CBS News Announces New Roles, Responsibilities For Editorial Executives

Newly-appointed CBS News President Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews announced several editorial leadership moves on Thursday.

For Several Episodes This Fall, ’60 Minutes’ Will Become 90 Minutes

The CBS newsmagazine is stretching on some Sundays when CBS airs an NFL doubleheader, starting Oct. 8. Often, the show doesn’t air until 7:30 p.m. on the East Coast those nights (it usually starts at 7 p.m.). There will generally be two extra pieces on the 90-minute nights, and correspondents are already lobbying for more time to tell their stories. Extra producers have been brought in. Pictured (l-r): Sharyn Alfonsi, L. Jon Wertheim, Bill Whitaker, Lesley Stahl, Scott Pelley, Cecilia Vega, Anderson Cooper and Executive Producer Bill Owens.

Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews Takes Direct Oversight Of CBS News In Restructure

Matthews, a CBS News veteran who once supervised the Washington bureau and had been put in charge of overall newsgathering, will now have top editorial oversight for CBS News across all platforms. She will oversee all CBS News programs, bureaus, global newsgathering, streaming and digital editorial, as well as standards and practices, special events, politics, elections and surveys, social, the race and culture unit and CBS News Radio. (Image: CBS)

’48 Hours’ To Launch In Syndication This Fall

CBS News said Monday that the series, in primetime since 1988, will be repackaged as a syndicated strip weekdays this fall with contributors Jericka Duncan and Jonathan Vigliotti anchoring the episodes. All cases that will air have been updated to include new information.

Neeraj Khemlani Steps Down At CBS News

Neeraj Khemlani is stepping down as the co-head of CBS News and Stations (Wendy McMahon is his counterpart). In a memo to staffers, Khemlani said that he had signed a first look deal with the network to develop documentaries, scripted series and books for Simon & Schuster. “It’s an opportunity that will allow me to write, report and develop stories that I’ve long wanted to pursue,” he wrote. George Cheeks, the president-CEO of CBS Entertainment Group, said that he will update staffers soon with information about new leadership and structure for the news division.

Judge Orders CBS Correspondent To Reveal Source

A federal judge handed down a rare and alarming court decision this week that could have significant implications for the free press in America. Judge Christopher Cooper, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, issued a ruling to compel CBS News senior correspondent Catherine Herridge to participate in a deposition regarding the identity of a confidential source or sources she used for a series of 2017 stories published while she worked at Fox News.

CBS News Boss Faces HR Clampdown Over ‘Disrespectful’ Tirade Aimed At Female Execs

Neeraj Khemlani, CBS News’ sharp-elbowed, cost-slashing boss, has landed in trouble after he allegedly dressed down two senior female executives in a tense, closed-door meeting over budget cuts at the embattled network.

CBS News and ’60 Minutes’ Producer Katie Spikes Dies After Cancer Battle

Jo Ling Kent Joins CBS News As Senior Business And Technology Correspondent

The veteran NBC journalist will report for all CBS News programs and platforms starting later this summer, where she’ll add to the division’s existing reporting on global economics, including everything from personal finance and consumer trends to the Federal Reserve and the World Bank.


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a meteorologist, an assistant controller and staff accountant, both of which are remote. Other existing jobs include openings for a director of sales, assistant chief engineer, weather anchor, general manager, account executive, WGA line producer, WGA producer and executive producer for national show.

CBS News Effort Shows Growth In Solutions Journalism To Combat Bad News Fatigue

How CBS has trained reporters to deliver solutions journalism, with the help of the Solutions Journalism Network. (Image: Associated Press Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Dan Rather Says He’s Never Been Angry About His CBS Firing. A New Documentary Restores Some Justice To His Lengthy Career

Director Frank Marshall looks back at the award-winning journalist’s life, from his on-the-ground reporting on the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War to the peace he’s found since his controversial exit from CBS after a brilliant 45-year career.

CBS News Hires Lisa Ling After CNN Documentary Series Was Canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalist Lisa Ling, who left CNN after her “This is Life” documentary series was canceled, has joined CBS News as a reporter, the network said on […]

CBS News Streams ‘America Decides’ In Bid To Boost Washington Coverage

May 1 will see the introduction of America Decides, a weekday panel program featuring a phalanx of correspondents from its Washington bureau. The move is part of a bid to assert the organization as the nation prepares for the 2024 election cycle to start heating up with more candidates declaring their intentions to run and a wave later this year of primary debates.

Former CBS News Radio Anchor Bill Lynch Dies At 77

CBS News’ Michelle Miller Grapples With Race, Politics And Pain In New Memoir

Kris Van Cleave, Elise Preston Earn New Titles At CBS News

CBS’ Gayle King To Get Cronkite Journalism Excellence Award

The honor is given every year by the Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. King has been with CBS News since 2011. She is the 39th recipient of the award.

CBS News, BET Join Forces For New Monthly Primetime Newsmagazine

Paramount Global-owned brands CBS News, BET and VH1 are collaborating on a new monthly primetime newsmagazine show. America in Black will debut Sunday, Feb. 19, on BET and VH1 in the 10 p.m. hour, and it will feature a mix of original longform investigative reports, one-on-one newsmaker interviews, human interest stories and exclusive in-depth celebrity profiles.

ABC News’ Cecilia Vega Named ’60 Minutes’ Correspondent

Bill Owens, executive producer of “60 Minutes,” called Vega a “sensational reporter and storyteller,” in the Thursday announcement. Vega said in the statement that the appointment was a “dream come true.” Vega will start at ratings leader “60 Minutes” in the spring as a correspondent. She has led ABC’s White House coverage since President Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Before that, she was ABC’s senior White House correspondent covering the Trump administration. Also at ABC, Vega was the lead reporter for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

CBS News Boss Neeraj Khemlani Faces Internal HR Review, Sources Say

The cost-cutting CBS News boss who clashed with Norah O’Donnell is facing an internal human-resources review over complaints about his sharp-elbowed management style. CBS News co-president Neeraj Khemlani — who was accused of being “rude” and “micromanaging” as he pared jobs and paychecks including those of CBS Evening News anchor O’Donnell — lately has been slapped with a spate of human resources complaints — the latest by an HR executive, sources say.

Prince Harry’s ‘60 Minutes’ Scores Season High of 11.2 Million Viewers, Best Next-Day Streaming Since Trump’s October 2020 Interview

Prince Harry’s Sunday 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper brought in a season-high audience for the CBS newsmagazine, drawing 11.2 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s time-zone adjusted Live + Same Day data. That audience count is up from the 10.52 million viewers reported Monday for the Prince Harry-Anderson Cooper sitdown, per the earliest available Nielsen data. That initial number alone was up 16% from the 60 Minutes season average viewership to-date and made the episode the third-most watched of the season.

CBS News Adds Shanelle Kaul As Correspondent For Network, Radio, Newspath