POLITICO’s reporter Dylan Byers reports on Friday that Emmy award-winning CBS investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, is in talks to leave her network. According to the report, Attkisson may depart the network as a result of disputes with network executives, including CBS Evening News executive producer Patricia Shevlin.
“I am under contract at CBS and I have not quit,” Attkisson said in a statement provided to POLITICO.
Attkisson has reported for CBS for two decades and won a variety of awards for her reporting. She has been doggedly pursing the details of the White House and the Obama administration’s response to the September 11, 2012, attack on an American consulate in Benghazi.
In January, Attkisson took to her twitter account to express her frustration with the government’s failure to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests relating to the Benghazi attack.
Prior to this, Attkisson engaged in a public battle with the White House over her reporting of the “gun walking” scandal surrounding operation Fast and Furious. In 2011, Attkisson told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that she was on the receiving end of a heated scolding by White House officials over her reporting on the deadly scandal.
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