Journalist Charlie Rose Fired in Sexual Harassment Scandal

Journalist Charlie Rose Fired in Sexual Harassment Scandal


Television host Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS less than 24 hours after The Washington Post reported that eight women told the newspaper that Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them.

“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate, Rose said in a statement. “I always felt that I pursued shared feelings though I now realize that I was mistaken.”

Within less than 72 hours, Rose was suspended and then fired from CBS where he was an anchor for their morning show, his nightly show “Charlie Rose” was taken off the air by PBS.  CBS’ announcement of his firing was jarring.


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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke