CBS has ousted two powerful TV station executives following allegations of racist and abusive behavior. The executives that were ousted are Peter Dunn, who served as president of the TV Stations group since 2009, and David Friend, senior vice president of news for more than a decade. The move comes two months after an investigation by the Los Angeles Times alleged that the pair cultivated an environment that included bullying female managers and blocking efforts to hire and retain Black journalists. The Times’ series shined a harsh light on an often overlooked corner of the company that lacks the prestige of the CBS television network but remains a vital source of local news for millions of Americans.
See Meg James, The Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2021