CBS announces News President David Rhodes is headed for the exit after year of troubles

Business Insider | 1/7/2019 | Christian Edwards
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CBS News President David Rhodes will vacate his role after a difficult year for the top network.

He will be replaced in March by Susan Zirinsky, CBS said in a statement released late on Sunday night.

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Rhodes confirmed via a tweet later on Sunday that he will be exiting CBS.

The network and its news division have been shedding viewers since 2017 when the first allegations of sexual misconduct against leading CBS personalities first surfaced.

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CBS News President David Rhodes is stepping aside following a difficult year for the news giant, the network revealed in a statement Sunday night.

Rhodes did not long survive the turmoil that has engulfed CBS and its news division following the investigation into sexual misconduct allegations stemming from as early as 2017 against major figures at the network.

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Rhodes, 46, will be succeeded in March by Susan Zirinsky, a senior executive producer who has worked out of Beijing in 1989 and has run the news show "48 Hours" for more than 20 years, the network said.

Rhodes confirmed via Twitter after the story broke Sunday night that he is stepping down in the wake of a year to forget for the network and its news division.

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"It's been eight incredible years since I joined @CBS," Rhodes tweeted...
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