“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Norah O’Donnell took a moment to address the ouster of CBS CEO and chairman Leslie Moonves after the broadcast lead with coverage of the story Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.
- After correspondent Jericka Duncan joined O’Donnell, John Dickerson and fill-in anchor Vladimir Duthiers in studio with a lengthy package detailed the accusations against Moonves and the network’s response, Duncan tossed to “Vlad.”
- However, O’Donnell took over and made what appeared to be an at least partially ad-libbed statement about Moonves and her personal experience with him.
- Co-anchor Gayle King, who was on a previously scheduled vacation, apparently had some input in the statement as O’Donnell mentioned talking with King.
- O’Donnell then read the same prepared statement she previously read on air after former “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose as accused of sexual misconduct 10 months ago.
- During the segment, O’Donnell, Dickerson and Duncan all made repeated conspicuous references to the news division’s commitment to covering the story impartially.