Executives at CBS are “freaking out” over a story that’s reportedly on the way from The Washington Post, according to a report Monday in The New York Post’s Page Six. The Page Six story reports that CBS has been using non-disclosure agreements to try to suppress potential sources for the Washington Post report on alleged sexual misconduct by Charlie Rose.
“We’re told that CBS News President David Rhodes, ‘CBS This Morning’ executive producer Ryan Kadro, ’60 Minutes’ executive producer Jeff Fager and former ‘CBS This Morning’ executive producer Chris Licht are all terrified about a looming Washington Post investigation that’s now been in the works for months,” Page Six reports.
The report adds that “top network execs who worked on Rose’s shows are panicking that they’ll be accused of turning a blind eye to his sexual misconduct.”
The report quotes an industry insider saying: “There are a lot of executives looking around corners, hoping they’re not named in the story. [CBS is] trying to suppress [the story] by using the NDAs.”
The Page Six article adds: “Kadro oversaw Rose — who was fired in November 2017 after The Washington Post reported that eight women alleged he had sexually harassed them — while Fager was Rose’s boss at ’60 Minutes’ and Licht hired Rose to co-anchor ‘CBS This Morning.’”