The Year Of Reckoning At CBS

In the past 13 months, CBS has undergone a companywide reckoning in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has stretched from its morning show to its primetime lineup, its news division to its executive suite. Three powerful men at the company — Leslie Moonves, its chief executive; Charlie Rose, its morning show anchor; and Jeff Fager, the executive producer of 60 Minutes — have all lost their jobs because of workplace conduct.

‘Shock And Sadness’ Inside CBS News

CBS Reveals Fager’s Threatening Text

CBS Evening News revealed tonight the text that 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager sent to one of the news division’s female reporters that got him fired.

Fager: I Was Fired For ‘Harsh’ Text To CBS Reporter

Jeff Fager Ousted From CBS News

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.

Jeff Fager Remains At ’60 Minutes’ While CBS Board Mulls Probe Findings

CBS’s Fager Delays Return From Vacation

The move follows publication of a New Yorker story that resulted in CBS hiring two outside law firms to investigate claims of sexual misconduct from several women spanning three decades at the company. While most of the article focused on CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, the article also contained allegations of inappropriate behavior by Fager.

CBS Staffers Wonder About Jeff Fager’s Fate

Jeff Fager, the executive producer of 60 Minutes, stands accused of making unwanted advances and enabling harassment by others in positions of power at the newsmagazine, according to Ronan Farrow’s report in The New Yorker. Fager firmly denied the allegations. He seems determined to defend both his own reputation and the esteemed 60 Minutes brand. But the accusations of misconduct came as no surprise to 60 Minutes veterans, who had long suspected that stories might be coming.

CBS’s Fager Hired Firm Known For ‘Killing Stories’

’60 Minutes’ executive producer Jeff Fager, hired law firm Clare Locke over a Washington Post investigation of what CBS managers knew about Charlie Rose’s alleged sexual misconduct. The firm is known for “killing stories” and has done work for Matt Lauer, The New York Times‘ Glenn Thrush and David Pecker, CEO and chairman of American Media Inc.

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’60 Minutes’ Boss Talks News On Kreiner’s Korner

The New ’60 Minutes’ Book Has A Troubled History

CBS News: Rhodes To Succeed Fager At Top

FagerRhodesJeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of 60 Minutes, today announced his intention to step down from his role as chairman and to return to full focus on running the newsmagazine, effective at the beginning of the new year. At that time, David Rhodes, who has been president of CBS News since 2011, will assume sole leadership of the division.

CBS’s Fager To Receive Paul White Award

Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of 60 Minutes, will receive RTDNA’s highest honor during the Excellence in Journalism 2012 Conference in Fort Lauderdale this September.

Where’s Matt Lauer Going: ’60 Minutes’?

With reports circling that Ryan Seacrest may join Today, 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager says he would “love” to have Lauer on his CBS broadcast.

Peacock Poaches Ruffle CBS Feathers

CBS News boss Jeff Fager is angry after losing some talent to rival NBC as the Peacock network gears up to launch a primetime news magazine this fall. The magazine, Rock Center With Brian Williams — run by former 60 Minutes executive producer Rome Hartman — is acting as a honey pot for producers and associate producers looking to join the first meaty primetime news show to launch on a broadcast network in years, sources said.

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Fager Decries Lack Of Investigative Reporting

In a speech and interview at the RTDNA/SPJ conference in New Orleans today, Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer for 60 Minutes, said there isn’t enough investigative reporting because it’s expensive and time consuming. “We succeed at 60 Minutes by doing it and by caring about it and by working hard to make it as interesting as we can because there is a place for it and I think there’s a hunger for it out there.”

CBS’s Fager To Deliver RTDNA-SPJ Keynote

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced Wednesday that Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer for 60 Minutes, will deliver the keynote address at the Excellence in Journalism 2011 Conference in New Orleans next month. Fager will deliver his Excellence in Journalism 2011 keynote […]

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Fager: CBS Lost Viewers In Couric Years

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said today that he hopes viewers who tuned out from the CBS Evening News during the Katie Couric years are being lured back by Scott Pelley.

More Changes Under New CBS News Regime

Five months into the tenure of CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and CBS News president David Rhodes, there are more staff changes on West 57th Street … and beyond.

Network News Presidents To Honor Jeff Gralnick

’60 Minutes’ Will Not Apologize To Armstrong

After Lance Armstrong’s lawyers demanded an apology by the CBS news magazine, CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager issued a statement saying: “60 Minutes stands by its story as truthful, accurate and fair.”

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CBS Affils Ponder Their Post-Couric Future

The new head of CBS News tells the CBS Affiliates Board that he’s focused on improving the CBS Morning News and the CBS Evening News. Said WGCL’s Kirk Black: “He’s passionate and seems really motivated, almost like a station guy. He wants to get out there and get things pointed in the right direction.” Other issues on the board’s agenda were the new NCAA March Madness deal and the fate of the locked-out NFL.

Rhodes, Fager Invoke CBS News Glory Days

Historic Studio 45 at the CBS Broadcast Center, once home to the soap opera Guiding Light, saw the beginning of a new era at CBS News Tuesday, as David Rhodes and Jeff Fager, the new president and chairman of the news division led a town hall meeting for employees.

Decision Time Once Again for Katie Couric

Last week Jeff Fager, the behind-the-scenes boss of 60 Minutes, was appointed CBS News chairman with Bloomberg’s David Rhodes his right-hand man. Their first major issue is likely to be whether Katie Couric remains as the network’s top anchor after her current contract expires at the end of May.

CBS Moves News From McManus To Fager

Sean McManus is stepping down as president of the news division to become chairman of CBS Sports. CBS News will now be headed by Jeff Fager, as chairman, and David Rhodes, as president.