CBS Television Stations executives Peter Dunn and David Friend “will not return to their positions, and will be leaving the company” following allegations of racist and abusive behavior.
“Peter Dunn, President of the CBS Television Stations, and David Friend, Senior Vice President of News for the Stations group, will not return to their positions and will be leaving the Company,” CBS said in a statement, according to a report by The Wrap. The company added that “on an interim basis, Bryon Rubin will continue to run the Stations group while Kim Godwin will continue her oversight of Stations’ news operations until new leadership is in place.”
Both Dunn and Friend were accused of fostering a workplace environment in which female employees were intimidated, and black journalists were blocked from being hired. The pair were placed on leave after the Los Angeles Times first reported the accusations.
In January, CBS hired the law firm Proskauer Rose to investigate