Politico is reporting that Attkisson’s departure is the result of “months of hard-fought negotiations,” stemming from Attkisson’s frustrations with what she perceived as a liberal bias and a lack of investigative reporting.
Reached by phone, Attkisson described her resignation as "amicable." She said she will now turn her attention to the book, which is being published by HarperCollins, a division of NewsCorp
Sonya McNair, the senior vice president for communications for CBS News, said in a statement: “CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors. We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well.”