Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News today after months of negotiations to end her contract early. She was an investigative reporter at CBS for two decades.
Attkisson had “grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting,” reports Politico.
She began discussing her early departure with CBS New president David Rhodes last April.
David Rhodes’s brother, Ben, is President Obama’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, and he was involved in the writing of the Benghazi talking points.
Attkisson is at work on a book tentatively titled, “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington,” about the difficulties of reporting the Obama administration’s failures.