CBS News Bloodbath Includes Catherine Herridge Among The 800 Fired

CBS News’ Washington bureau, known for its national security and intelligence coverage, yesterday revealed significant layoffs. Among those affected are notable figures such as correspondents Jeff Pegues and Catherine Herridge.

Sources report that the layoffs also brought to light past internal investigations into Pegues’ behavior in the workplace.

One notable incident involved a confrontation where Pegues allegedly subjected a female colleague to an extensive verbal tirade. This incident, scrutinized in 2021, illuminated the broader workplace dynamics under the leadership of then-executive Ciprian-Matthews. Critics have pointed to Ciprian-Matthews’ management approach, accusing her of bias in promotional practices and sidelining certain journalists based on race. Despite this, Pegues reportedly received a promotion after the incident.

Sources said Herridge had clashed with Ciprian-Matthews — a sharp-elbowed executive who was investigated in 2021 over favoritism and discriminatory hiring and management practices, as revealed by The Post.

These layoffs and the ensuing controversy paint a complex picture of the internal politics and dynamics at CBS News, sparking significant discourse on management practices and workplace culture within the organization.