An on-air personality at CBS who has been a part of the “CBS Evening News” and recently has been co-hosting “CBS This Morning” is said to be leaving the network. AOL News reports that Bianna Golodryga, who became a co-anchor on “CBS This Morning” less than six months ago, is on the way out.
Golodryga, who has been with CBS since 2017, was reportedly moved off of “CBS This Morning” by the new president of CBS News, Susan Zirinsky.
The report cites sources saying that Zirinsky felt that the show had too many anchors — it currently has four, with Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King and John Dickerson, along with Golodryga.
“The talent change at ‘CBS This Morning’ is the first Zirinsky has made since becoming president on March 1,” AOL reports. “Zirinsky had hoped to keep Golodryga at CBS to work on other news programs. But Golodryga’s deal with CBS News guarantees her a co-anchor position on ‘CBS This Morning,’ which allows her to leave the network if she isn’t kept in that role. A source close to Golodryga said she planned to exercise her option to leave.”
Zirinsky, who succeeded David Rhodes as head of CBS News, is expected to make additional talent changes across CBS News in the coming weeks, AOL notes.