Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

CBS reporter reveals the text that allegedly got Jeff Fager fired

CBS reporter reveals the text that allegedly got Jeff Fager fired

That was followed up with a text that stated: 'Be careful.

Now the reporter who received the message has revealed its contents.

Fager faced accusations in a July report in The New Yorker about unwanted touching by employees, but he has denied those accusations.

Watch the CBS Evening News segment above.

Duncan teased her appearance on Wednesday just before she appeared on air to report the story.

"Many people have asked if the text Jeff Fager referenced was to me".

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"Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace - a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work", Rhodes said in a memo past year.

The 36-year CBS veteran has been at the center of allegations that CBS's news division fostered a culture of harassment.

"Instead, they terminated my contract early because I sent a text message to one of our CBS reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story", Fager said.

"My language was harsh and, despite the fact that journalists receive harsh demands for fairness all the time, CBS did not like it", Fager said.

CBS News president David Rhodes announced Fager's exit in a note to staff Wednesday.

Longtime producer of the popular CBS News program "60 Minutes", Jeff Fager, stepped down from his position on Wednesday, after violating "company policy", new memos show. A second Farrow article last week alleged that Fager had groped an employee at a company event.

Hours after "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager claimed that his termination Wednesday stemmed from a text message he'd sent to a CBS reporter, the contents of the message were divulged by the network. "60 Minutes" is, as Rhodes notes in his memo, "the most significant news broadcast on television", having debuted in 1968 and served as the investigative home for such television inquisitors as Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley and Lesley Stahl. He continued to come to work.

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