CNN fires producer on Jake Tapper show


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 CNN fires producer on Jake Tapper show

CNN headquarters, Atlanta, Aug. 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO —CNN on Wednesday fired a senior producer on Jake Tapper's Sunday show for inappropriate behavior.

The announcement came the same day that both Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor lost their jobs over inappropriate behavior, as companies nationwide respond to a wave of reports of harassment, intimidation and sexual misconduct by high-profile men.

Teddy Davis was a senior producer on CNN's State of the Union show, which is hosted by Jake Tapper. According to a Washington Post reporter, three women had complained about his behavior.

In a statement, 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."

Tapper's State of the Union show airs Sunday mornings and features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy. 

On Twitter, Tapper said that he supported the firing because "workplaces need to be safe."

"When CNN executives were told about these complaints, they reacted swiftly and appropriately, as they should," he wrote. 

It wasn't clear how long Tapper had known about the probe. In recent weeks, as sexual harassment allegations have led to the firings of several high-profile media personalities, women have said allegations against the accused were known by colleagues for years. 

 
By: USA TODAY

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