Bianna Golodryga joined ‘CBS This Morning’ as a co-host in October. (Michele Crowe/CBS through AP)
Bianna Golodryga, one in all 4 co-hosts on “CBS This Morning,” is leaving the present and the community, each events introduced Wednesday.
“Bianna Golodryga has determined to go away the community,” a CBS Information spokesperson stated in a press release. “We thank her for her many contributions throughout her time right here at CBS Information and need her the easiest in her future endeavors.”
Golodryga tweeted Wednesday afternoon that “I’ve loved my time @CBSNews, however it’s now the best second for me to maneuver on. I’m grateful for the chums and colleagues I’ve labored with @CBSThisMorning, and need everybody one of the best. On to the subsequent chapter!”
Golodryga’s departure was first reported Tuesday by HuffPost. In response to The Related Press, Golodryga was informed Monday that CBS Information President Susan Zirinsky had completely different concepts for the present. The anchor was provided different work however determined to go away CBS.
Golodryga was added to “CBS This Morning” in October, becoming a member of co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson. She had labored as a correspondent and fill-in host at CBS since September 2017 as a part of a job-sharing association with CNN, the place she additionally works as a contributor. Golodryga beforehand labored for CNBC, ABC Information and Yahoo Information.
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CBS’ morning present had been rising within the rankings with a newsy strategy in comparison with rivals “Good Morning America” and the “At present” present, however misplaced momentum when Charlie Rose was fired after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced.
Three months into Zirinsky’s job, her efforts to create her personal imaginative and prescient for the community have change into uncomfortably public, sometimes fueling gossipy tales within the press.
Her high precedence has been negotiations to maintain King, whose contract expires on the finish of the yr. King’s string of newsmaking interviews, most notably final month with musician R. Kelly concerning the sexual misconduct fees towards him, have all of the sudden made her CBS’ indispensable star.
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She’s additionally contemplating changing “CBS Night Information” anchor Jeff Glor, maybe with O’Donnell. The present has lengthy been third within the rankings behind ABC and NBC, however the hole has widened since Glor took over for Scott Pelley.
Zirinsky can be anticipated to call a brand new govt producer for “CBS This Morning” quickly.
The Related Press contributed to this report.