According to a report from CNN, CBS staffers were informed of Chaggaris’ departure Wednesday. The report also states that CBS employees have been encouraged to report instances of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior since the firing of “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose in November.
CBS News has not yet named a replacement for the political director position.
Other media men to have been accused in recent months include Mark Halperin, PBS host Tavis Smiley, and New York Times White House reporter Glenn Thrush.
“As a result, CBS News has severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.”
Chaggaris’ exit is the latest in a series of media figures who have been accused of sexual misconduct of varying natures. Variety exclusively reported the accusations of inappropriate behavior from several women against Matt Lauer.
“In the last two weeks, accounts of inappropriate behavior by Steve Chaggaris were brought to our attention and were immediately investigated,” CBS said in a statement provided to Variety Wednesday.