Brian Ross exits ABC News after faulty Flynn story

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ABC News chief investigative correspondent Michael Ross, who came under fire for faulty reporting on for former National Security Advsier Michael Flynn, is leaving the network:

  • Ross has been with ABC for 24 years, The New York Post reports.
  • His longtime executive producer Rhonda Schwartz is also leaving ABC.
  • Ross was suspended for one month without pay in December 2017 after reporting that Flynn claimed Donald Trump ordered him to make direct contact with the Russian government.
  • After returning from suspension, Ross was reassigned to the network’s Lincoln Square Productions unit.
  • Lincoln Square Productions is separate from ABC News and maintains its own off-site offices.
  • Ross was assigned to work on long term projects under Lincoln Square Productions and also contributed to “20/20” and “Nightline.”
  • The now former ABC correspondent is not related to the man of the same name who is married to former NBC anchor Ann Curry.