CBS News Political Director Steve Chaggaris Fired After Accusations of ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

Chaggaris joined CBS in 2012

Just weeks after cutting ties with “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose, CBS News has dismissed political director Steve Chaggaris following accounts of “inappropriate behavior.”

“In the last two weeks, accounts of inappropriate behavior by Steve Chaggaris were brought to our attention and were immediately investigated,” a CBS News spokesperson said in a statement. “As a result, CBS News has severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.”

The network spokesperson did not specify the exact nature or extent of the behavior. No replacement has yet been named for his position.

Chaggaris, who was based in Washington, D.C., first joined CBS News in 1999. He left in 2010 for two years before returning to CBSNews.com in 2012. He was named a senior political editor two years later, according to his LinkedIn page. He was promoted to political director last March.

He did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. News of Chaggaris’ firing was first reported by CNN.

His ouster comes just weeks after the network terminated Rose following multiple claims of sexual misconduct by the veteran newsman. The network is also reshooting segments that Rose had taped for its primetime news show “60 Minutes.”

In addition, PBS named Christiane Amanpour as interim host to replace Rose on his eponymous late-night talk show for the public TV network.