CNN Fires Producer of Jake Tapper’s Show Over Inappropriate Behavior

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 30, 2017 Updated: November 30, 2017

CNN fired a senior producer of anchor Jake Tapper’s Sunday show for alleged inappropriate behavior.

The announcement follows the firing of NBC’s Matt Lauer and NPR’s Garrison Keillor for inappropriate behavior. About a week ago, CBS and PBS newsman Charlie Rose was fired over similar allegations.

Teddy Davis was a senior producer on CNN’s “State of the Union,” which was hosted by Jake Tapper. The Washington Post reported that three women complained about Davis’s behavior.

In a statement on the firing, CNN said, “A comprehensive investigation was conducted as soon as this matter was brought to our attention. The behavior attributed to Mr. Davis does not align with the standards and values of CNN and Mr. Davis is no longer with the company.”

On Twitter, Tapper issued a statement, saying that he supported the firing.

“When CNN executives were told about these complaints, they reacted swiftly and appropriately, as they should. Workplaces need to be safe and I am fully supportive of CNN’s action,” he wrote.


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