Dylan Byers: The CBS News Blues

From a story on puck.news by Dylan Byers headlined “The CBS News Blues”:

Norah O’Donnell’s future at the helm of the CBS Evening News has been the subject of much in-crowd media gossip and intrigue for some time now. This industry is always fascinated by talent moves, speculation about who’s in and who’s out and who’s next, no matter how relatively small the stakes. And in this case, part of the fascination, surely, is the sexism inherent in television news—an industry where anchor chairs have so often been held by men. Another part of it, though, has to do with the office politics inside CBS News.

After Turning Journalists into TV Stars and Millionaires, Richard Leibner Signs Off

From a story in the Los Angeles Times by Stephen Battaglio headlined “After turning journalists into TV stars and millionaires, Richard Leibner signs off”:

Every time a TV news star signs a multimillion-dollar contract, he or she might want to take a silent moment to thank Richard Leibner, even if he had nothing to do with the deal.

Leibner, 82, the godfather of TV news agents, retired at the end of December after 58 years of representing many of the biggest names in the industry, including Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, Mike Wallace and Norah O’Donnell.