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Lynch Leaving CBS

Dec 20, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Washington-based CBS News Senior Political Editor Dotty Lynch is leaving the network at the end of the year. Ms. Lynch has been a key member for slightly more than 20 years of the CBS team that covered, counted, polled and analyzed elections.

The move is said to be part of a restructuring of the political unit that predated the recent appointment of Sean McManus to president of CBS News as well as CBS Sports.

Ms. Lynch will continue to write the “Political Points” column she began contributing to CBSNews.com in 2001. She is currently working with the Shorenstein Center at Harvard on the topic of women on the op-ed page.

“My years at CBS News have given me an incredible opportunity to view American politics and politicians up close and personal,” Ms. Lynch said in a statement Tuesday. “And after all these years my passion for politics, media and the role of women in society is as strong as ever.”