CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson announced her resignation due to unresolved differences with the network on Monday.
I have resigned from CBS.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) March 10, 2014
Sources told Politico that Attkisson had been in tough negotiations for months. The two sides reportedly experienced friction over what she perceived as the network's liberal bias and how staffers viewed Attkisson's reporting, though she told the site that the split was "amicable." Visit Politico for the full report.
“CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors," CBS News spokesperson Sonya McNair told The Huffington Post in a statement. "We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well.”
Meanwhile, Attkisson said in a statement, “It’s been one of life’s great privileges to work at CBS News and I’m sincerely grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had.”
The reporter also made headlines in 2013 after CBS News confirmed that her computers had been hacked. Attkisson had suggested that "there could be some relationship" between the suspicious activity and the government's probes into the Associated Press and Fox News' James Rosen. The Department of Justice denied that possibility, and the network also addressed it in a statement in August, saying, "To be clear, the federal government has not been accused in the intrusion of Attkisson's computer; CBS News is continuing to work to identify the responsible party."
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