Sharyl Attkisson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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

In the Politico report, it states that Attkisson’s investigations into the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals had caused tension among her and her former colleagues.

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

She was a 2012 recipient of the conservative Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media award.

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.

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