Sharyl Attkisson Resigns From CBS News

12:00 PM PST 03/10/2014 by Michael O'Connell
Sharyl Attkisson

The investigative correspondent leaves her post in the network's Washington, D.C., bureau effective immediately.

Sharyl Attkisson is out at CBS News. The investigative correspondent and occasional pinch hitter on CBS Evening News has resigned.

The longtime veteran of the broadcast network announced her departure on Twitter Monday afternoon, releasing a more complete statement through CBS. "It's been one of life's great privileges to work at CBS News and I'm sincerely grateful for the many opportunities I've had," said Attkisson.

CBS News confirmed the departure with its own statement. "CBS News veteran Sharyl Attkisson is leaving the news division to pursue other endeavors," said spokesperson Sonya McNair. "We appreciate her many contributions and we wish her well."

A winner of several Emmys, Attkisson's investigate work has appeared on CBS News since the 1990s.

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