CBS News Axes Political Director Amid Claims of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

CBS News has fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris, over allegations of “inappropriate behavior,” the network said in a statement late Wednesday. “In the last two weeks, accounts of inappropriate behavior by Steve Chaggaris were brought to our attention and were immediately investigated,” CBS News was quoted as saying by CNN. As a result of those allegations, the network “has severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately,” the statement said. No further details were given on the allegations. Chaggaris has held a number of positions with the network since 1999, and was promoted to political director last March. His dismissal comes just weeks after CBS fired longtime broadcaster Charlie Rose amid allegations of sexual misconduct.