Chris Licht (L), Vice President of Programming for CBS News, Charlie Rose, co-host of “CBS This Morning” and David Rhodes (R), President of CBS News, speak during the CBS News panel. (REUTERS/David McNew)
A former CBS executive published a scathing letter attacking the network’s toxic environment and blaming its “white problem” for her decision to leave the company.
In a piece for Variety, Whitney Davis described how an investigation into the alleged misconduct by then-CEO Leslie Moonves forced her to reconsider her career at CBS. She also noted several instances of systemic racism, discrimination, and sexual harassment. When investigators failed to follow up after interviewing her, Davis realized that she had long ignored the fact that “CBS has a white problem.”
“The company has a white problem across the board,” Davis wrote. She noted that there are no Black creative executives at CBS Television Network or CBS…
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