Her absence came one day after Moonves resigned as the chairman and CEO of CBS after at least 12 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in a pair of New Yorker articles authored by Pulitzer Prize victor Ronan Farrow, published on Sunday.
Less than a week after her husband Leslie Moonves was ousted from his position as CEO and chairman of CBS, Chen was back on the network to oversee the latest live episode of the reality competition series. She did just that but still has yet to make a statement about how she feels about the recent allegations against and investigation into Moonves.
'Instead, they terminated my contract early because I sent a text message to one of our own CBS reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story.
In this 2017 photo, "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Jeff Fager poses for a photo at the "60 Minutes" offices, in NY. Back in August, the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow had reported that Fager had touched women inappropriately at company functions, not to mention allowed an abusive senior producer to run amok - reporting that this blog expanded.
Fager faced accusations in a July report in The New Yorker about unwanted touching by employees, but he has denied those accusations.
Fager responded to Duncan's request for comment, a journalistic standard, with an angry response telling the reporter she would be "held responsible for harming me" if she repeated the allegations without her own reporting on the subject. CBS News released a statement vaguely explaining why they parted ways with him after decades with 60 Minutes.
His second-in-command, Bill Owens, has been put in charge temporarily.
His firing resulted in raw feelings at the show, where CBS News President David Rhodes had a contentious meeting with staff on Wednesday, many of whom later joined Fager to commiserate at a nearby bar.
Jericka Duncan, the reporter to whom Fager sent the message, revealed the contents of the text during Wednesday's edition of "CBS Evening News". Both Moonves and Fager have been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault, which was allegedly part of a broader hostile workplace for women at CBS. 60 Minutes is the most significant news broadcast on television. The $20 million would come out of any compensation Moonves is due to receive following the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegations against him. Rose had been a co-anchor since 2012 on "CBS This Morning" and a contributing correspondent on "60 Minutes". "We need to be such a place".
Fury over Donald Trump dismissing Puerto Rico hurricane death toll
Sep 14, 2018 - 06:04
While Cora acknowledged the government helped Puerto Rico , he questioned whether it did enough . Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success? "We see it that way".
Closure of the PLO Office in Washington
Sep 13, 2018 - 17:01
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has already rejected the plan, saying the U.S.is not an honest broker. Palestinian officials say the reason given for the closure was their stepped-up campaign at the ICC.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines
Sep 13, 2018 - 16:14
On Guam, where Mangkhut has passed, residents woke up Tuesday to flooded streets, downed trees and widespread power outages. The center of Mangkhut will make its closest approach to Taipei on Sept 15 and Hong Kong on Sept 16.
What Serena Williams whispered to Naomi Osaka on podium
Sep 13, 2018 - 13:51
Open champion Naomi Osaka is getting her first taste of fame after defeating Serena Williams in Saturday's contentious final. Meanwhile, tennis umpires are also considering forming a union as they feel no one is standing up for them.
Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
Sep 13, 2018 - 13:41
He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina , "bringing days and days of rain". Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state.
Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate
Sep 13, 2018 - 13:14
Rashford will not play in United's next three domestic matches after being sent off in a 2-0 win at Burnley earlier this month. Rashford scored in England's matches against Spain and Switzerland, moving onto five worldwide goals.
How and When to Watch Apple Event Debuting New iPhone
Sep 13, 2018 - 11:27
This is Apple's attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the iPhone X screen notch , and features such as Animoji. The only potential hiccup to a record-breaking quarter is the fact that the iPhone XS won't launch until October.
Bigger, thinner Apple Watch Series 4 unveiled at Gather Round event
Sep 13, 2018 - 06:20
By way of a slimmer design and smaller internal components, Apple also fit a larger battery into the Apple Watch Series 4 . It can also look for any irregularities with your heart, including the detection of atrial fibrillation.
Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XC, MacBook, iPad Pro price and specs leaked
Sep 11, 2018 - 05:15
The jump up from the 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 8 Plus to a 6.5-inch display is more than enough to justify a new name. You'll need two new accessories for that, a 29W USB-C adapter, and a USB-C to Lightning cable, which will run you $74.
Titans vs. Dolphins Week 1 game longest in National Football League history
Sep 11, 2018 - 03:42
Lewan sprawled face down on the turf, then suddenly sprang to his feet, and players exchanged words and shoves. He'll have more notice if he's in the lineup for Sunday's home opener against Houston.
Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for third time
Sep 11, 2018 - 03:10
The 69-year-old battled a second bout of cancer back in 2013 - a fight which she had made a decision to keep secret. In May 2017, Newton-John cancelled tour dates after her breast cancer returned and spread to her sacrum.
MARK CLATTENBURG: VAR would have given Danny Welbeck goal vs Spain
Sep 11, 2018 - 02:36
Gareth Southgate gave a start to Marcus Rashford , a player now struggling to make his mark with Manchester United this season. Last summer we played friendlies against Brazil, France, Germany and Spain .
India's Supreme Court Strikes Down Colonial-Era Law on Gay Sex
Sep 10, 2018 - 10:32
Across the country, gay people gathered in front of their television sets, waiting anxiously for the verdict to be announced. Welcoming the decision, DMK MP Kanimozhi said, "Hope we move towards a more liberal, tolerant and inclusive society".
Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos jailed for 14 days
Sep 10, 2018 - 09:06
Asked if Papadopoulos still remained loyal to Trump, Breen smiled wryly and paused for a beat. The conversations actually occurred after he was brought on as a foreign policy adviser.
Twin two-year-old girls among five found dead in Perth home
Sep 10, 2018 - 08:19
POLICE have charged a 24-year-old man from Bedford with five counts of murder over the deaths of two women and three children. In July, Kiwi mum Michelle Peterson, 48, and her children Bella, 15 and Rua, 8, were killed in the suburb of Ellenbrook .