Warner Bros. Television launched a probe after a writers’ room revolt over how the CBS legal drama dealt with issues of race and gender.
The New York Times has received criticism for canceling the contract of editor Lauren Wolfe after she tweeted last Tuesday that she got “chills” over Joe Biden arriving in Washington, D.C., ahead of his inauguration as president. Wolfe, an award-winning journalist who has reported from war zones in Syria and Congo, became a trending topic on Twitter over the weekend as people expressed outrage over her ouster, called for her reinstatement and set up a Venmo account to provide financial aid.
Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the long-running syndicated daytime series, a spokesperson for producer Warner Bros. said in a statement Monday. An internal company investigation of claims about the show was prompted by a BuzzFeed News report in July based on 36 interviews with ex-staffers, who complained about or said they witnessed improper and unfair treatment.
Barbara Fedida, a top news division talent and business affairs executive, is out at ABC News following an investigation that she made racially insensitive remarks. The network also announced that changes would be implemented “given the manner in which Ms. Fedida wielded the power of her position.”
ViacomCBS’s move was in response to remarks made by TV host and producer Cannon on a podcast in which he and Richard “Professor Griff” Griffith, the former Public Enemy member, discussed racial bias and he used “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories.
The network has parted ways with one of its top showrunners after an investigation into what sources say were multiple claims that he created a toxic work environment.
Fox News said today it has fired host Ed Henry of America’s Newsroom after an outside investigation of a complaint involving “willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago.”
Actor Hartley Sawyer has been fired from The Flash after a host of his tweets containing misogynist and racist references were surfaced in the past week. The tweets, all from before he joined The CW series, make references to sexual assault and contain racist and homophobic language.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV writer who has worked on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles. Craig Gore was dropped from NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” by franchise creator Dick Wolf. “I will not tolerate this […]
TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry, Canada’s most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants “you people” in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision following discussions with the 85-year-old broadcaster. “It has been […]
A third investigation into former NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern has resulted in his dismissal from the CBS procedural and his overall deal being terminated.
The longtime CBS News executive and 60 Minutes executive producer’s dismissal comes four days after CBS’s chief executive, Leslie Moonves, stepped down following numerous misconduct allegations.
NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative commentator who tweeted about using “a hot poker” to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of the Florida high school shooting has lost a second St. Louis broadcast job. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Esther-Mireya Tejeda of Entercom Communications said Tuesday night that KFTK-FM has “parted ways” with Jamie Allman. His […]
NBC has fired longtime affiliate marketing chief Scot Chastain following an internal investigation into alleged misconduct by the executive. “A thorough internal review was conducted,” a spokesperson for the network’s corporate parent, NBCUniversal, said, but offered no details of the alleged misconduct. “Scot Chastain is no longer with the company.”
On Sunday, Avid’s board of directors voted “to terminate the employment of Louis Hernandez Jr., chief executive officer, effective immediately, due to violations … of the company’s policies related to workplace conduct,” according to a filing with securities regulators. Avid President Jeff Rosica has been named CEO.
Katie Couric, who was Matt Lauer’s “Today” co-host for several years, broke her silence Saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against him. Couric told People magazine: “I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left.” She departed NBC in 2006 to anchor the “CBS Evening News” and has been criticized […]
NBC won’t be paying out any of the remaining terms of Matt Lauer’s contract in the wake of his recent controversial dismissal.
CNN has fired senior producer Teddy Davis following complaints from co-workers about inappropriate behavior. Specifics surrounding Davis’ departure were unclear. A source said some co-workers said Davis made them uncomfortable at times but he was not accused of any physical acts of harassment. CNN declined to elaborate. Davis was not immediately available for comment.
Accounts of Matt Lauer’s behavior at NBC are the result of a two-month investigation by Variety, with dozens of interviews with current and former staffers. Variety has talked to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, and their stories have been corroborated by friends or colleagues that they told at the time. They have asked for now to remain unnamed, fearing professional repercussions.