I have resigned from CBS.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) March 10, 2014
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has sensationally announced via her Twitter account that she is resigning from CBS News. According to a Politico report, she is leaving the media giant to their liberal bias.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. She Kept Benghazi on the CBS News’ Agenda
— John Galt Report (@JohnGaltReport) March 10, 2014
2. Attkisson Didn’t Like the Corporate Influence at CBS News
In addition to the bias allegations, Attkisson claims that CBS bosses are spending too much time pandering to sponsorship rather than investing in resources.
3. Attkisson Won a Conservative Journalistic Prize in 2012
4. One of Her Most Famous Reports Was Into a Republican Politician
In addition to this, she has won two Emmys for her journalistic work, including an investigation into a Republican freshman politician’s fund-raising. Prior to joining CBS in 1993, she was a CNN anchor. She covered Waco, the first Gulf War and the Los Angeles Riots for the network.
5. Attkisson is Now Concentrating on Her Book About Obama
She’s working on a critique of the Obama administration, called Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington. Attkisson is married with one daughter, the family live in Northern Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in broadcast journalism. Attkison is a native of Sarasota, Florida.