Bianna Golodryga, one among 4 co-hosts on “CBS This Morning,” is leaving the present and the community, each events introduced Wednesday.
“Bianna Golodryga has determined to go away the community,” a CBS Information spokesperson mentioned in an announcement. “We thank her for her many contributions throughout her time right here at CBS Information and want her the easiest in her future endeavors.”
Golodryga tweeted Wednesday afternoon that “I’ve loved my time @CBSNews, however it’s now the correct second for me to maneuver on. I’m grateful for the buddies and colleagues I’ve labored with @CBSThisMorning, and want everybody the perfect. On to the following chapter!”
Golodryga’s departure was first reported Tuesday by HuffPost. In response to The Related Press, Golodryga was advised Monday that CBS Information President Susan Zirinsky had completely different concepts for the present. The anchor was provided different work however determined to go away CBS.
Golodryga was added to “CBS This Morning” in October, becoming a member of co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson. She had labored as a correspondent and fill-in host at CBS since September 2017 as a part of a job-sharing association with CNN, the place she additionally works as a contributor. Golodryga beforehand labored for CNBC, ABC Information and Yahoo Information.
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CBS’ morning present had been rising within the scores with a newsy strategy in comparison with rivals “Good Morning America” and the “At this time” present, however misplaced momentum when Charlie Rose was fired after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced.
Three months into Zirinsky’s job, her efforts to create her personal imaginative and prescient for the community have develop into uncomfortably public, sometimes fueling gossipy tales within the press.
Her high precedence has been negotiations to maintain King, whose contract expires on the finish of the 12 months. King’s string of newsmaking interviews, most notably final month with musician R. Kelly concerning the sexual misconduct expenses towards him, have all of a sudden made her CBS’ indispensable star.
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She’s additionally contemplating changing “CBS Night Information” anchor Jeff Glor, maybe with O’Donnell. The present has lengthy been third within the scores behind ABC and NBC, however the hole has widened since Glor took over for Scott Pelley.
Zirinsky can be anticipated to call a brand new govt producer for “CBS This Morning” quickly.
The Related Press contributed to this report.