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CBS News Senior VP of Communications Sonya McNair to Exit for ‘Personal Reasons’ (Exclusive)

”Given the portfolio of duties Sonya has shouldered these past four years, we appreciate her feelings in this matter and want to support her in her decision,“ president David Rhodes writes

CBS News’ Senior Vice President for Communications Sonya McNair is leaving the company for personal reasons, president David Rhodes informed staff on Monday.

“Regrettably, Sonya McNair approached us recently to say she intends to leave CBS for personal reasons,” he wrote.

McNair was promoted to SVP of communications in 2011 and oversaw the launch of “CBS This Morning” and digital network CBSN, about which TheWrap spoke to Rhodes at launch.

She also handled rapid-fire PR for controversies surrounding the false “60 Minutes” Benghazi report involving correspondent Lara Logan.

McNair will stay on until her replacement is named. She becomes the third communications staffer to bolt in recent weeks. Executive Director of Communications Kelly Halyard and Weesie Vieira left for BuzzFeed in September.