CBS’ Scott Pelley publicly blasted his former bosses on Sunday—training most of his fire on ex-news division president David Rhodes, claiming Rhodes fired him as anchor of the CBS Evening News for complaining internally about a “hostile work environment” for male and female news division staffers.
In surprising remarks on CNN that ended the relative Memorial Day Weekend calm for his current bosses, especially Rhodes’ successor Susan Zirinsky, Pelley told Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter:
• That Rhodes threatened his job over his “hostile work environment” complaints.
• And that further conversations with Rhodes’ boss at the time—presumably CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager—and Fager’s boss, CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves, resulted in no action other than his dismissal as anchor in May 2017.
Reached by The Daily Beast, Rhodes vehemently disputed Pelley’s claims.
SOURCE: Lloyd Grove