The executive producer was set to return to the office on Monday.
60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager has decided to extend his vacation, hearing that an investigation into the network’s handling of Charlie Rose’s tenure at CBS News “will be wrapping up soon,” a CBS News spokesperson said on Sunday.
Fager was due back in his office on Monday, where the newsroom is reeling from fresh allegations about Fager and CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, who was accused of sexual misconduct by six women in a recent New Yorker exposé.
That story also included claims of misconduct by Fager and that he ignored and enabled bad behavior by two high-ranking male producers, just the latest report to scrutinize the Fager’s oversight of 60 Minutes and Rose, which was explored in two Washington Post investigative pieces about Rose’s alleged inappropriate behavior.
Fager strenuously denies the allegations in the New Yorker story: “It is wrong that our culture can be falsely defined by a few people with an ax to grind who are using an important movement as a weapon to get even, and not by the hundreds of women and men that have thrived, both personally and professionally, at 60 Minutes.”
But all three reports have led to widespread speculation about Fager’s future at the network.