Top CBS Local Station Executives Exit Amid Probe of Racism Allegations

Two CBS veterans, Peter Dunn and David Friend, are leaving their top roles at CBS’ local-stations division as an investigation continues into allegations they were abusive to women and employees of color.

“Peter Dunn, President of the CBS Television Stations, and David Friend, Senior Vice President of News for the Stations group, will not return to their positions and will be leaving the Company. On an interim basis, Bryon Rubin will continue to run the Stations group while Kim Godwin will continue her oversight of Stations’ news operations until new leadership is in place,” CBS said in a statement Wednesday.

Both men, who have spent years running CBS’ owned-and-operated stations, were placed on administrative leave in January following a Los Angeles Times report that examined their behavior toward women and people of color employed by individual outlets.

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