CBS Places Two Senior Local-TV Executives on Leave Following LA Times Allegations

Two of CBS’s two top local-TV executives were placed on administrative leave Monday night after the Los Angeles Times raised issues about their conduct over the weekend in a two-part report that examined their treatment of people of color at specific TV stations, among other allegations.

Peter Dunn, president of the CBS Television Stations, and David Friend, senior vice president of news for the stations were placed on the leave “pending the results of a third-party investigation,” CBS said in a statement. “CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary.”

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