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CBS News political director fired for ‘inappropriate behavior’

Steve Chaggaris, CBS News’ political director, has reportedly been fired two weeks after claims of “inappropriate behavior.”

“In the last two weeks, accounts of inappropriate behavior by Steve Chaggaris were brought to our attention and were immediately investigated,” CBS said in a statement to CNN Wednesday.

“As a result, CBS News has severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.”

Chaggaris joined CBS in 1999 as an associate producer in the political unit, left briefly in 2010 and returned in 2012 as senior political editor.

He also covered President Trump’s campaign, including occassional on-air spots.

CBS News did not immediately return a request for comment.

Chaggaris’ firing comes just two months after the network fired longtime “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose after eight women accused him of making unwanted sexual advances.

“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place,” CBS News president David Rhodes said in a statement at the time.

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