In a not-entirely-surprising development, CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson is leaving for “other endeavors,” according to a CBS spokesperson. “It’s been one of life’s great privileges to work at CBS News, and I’m sincerely grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had,” Attkisson said in a statement. Rumors of Attkisson’s stormy relations with her superiors at […]
Sharyl Attkisson (born 1961) is an American investigative correspondent former in the Washington bureau for CBS News. She has also substituted as anchor for the CBS Evening News. She resigned from CBS News on March 10, 2014.
Attkisson began her broadcast journalism career in 1982 as a reporter at WUFT-TV, the PBS station in Gainesville, Florida. That was followed by jobs as anchor and reporter at WTVX-TV Fort Pierce/West Palm Beach, Florida from 1982-85, WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio from 1985-86, and WTVT Tampa, Florida (1986-90).
In 2012, CBS News accepted an Investigative Reporting Award given to Attkisson’s reporting on ATF’s Fast and Furious gunwalker controversy. The award was from Accuracy in Media, an American, non-profit news media watchdog group, and was presented at a Conservative Political Action Conference. In June 2012, Attkisson’s investigative reporting for the Gunwalker story also won the CBS Evening News the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Investigative Reporting. The award will be presented October 8, 2012 in New York City. Additionally, in July 2012, Attkisson’s Gunwalker: Fast and Furious reporting received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.