US television channel CBS announced today that its shamed millionaire news anchor, sacked for alleged sexual harassment, had been replaced by another man after its higher-rated rival appointed a woman.
He replaces Charlie Rose, one of a slew of highly- paid, powerful men in the world of media and entertainment to lose their jobs as the United States reckons with a sexual harassment watershed.
His appointment comes after NBC named Hoda Kotb to replace its own shamed morning star, Matt Lauer, on "Today," currently the most watched morning cable news show in the United States.
NBC's decision to have two women hosts broke with the traditional male-female line-up and won plaudits against a backdrop of calls for women to be promoted given the growing scrutiny over behavior in the workplace.
"This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News has ever made," said "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie last week.