'CBS This Morning' Producer Poised to Leave Network

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Ryan Kadro was named in a lawsuit brought by 'CBS This Morning' employees against Charlie Rose.

Ryan Kadro, the executive producer of CBS This Morning, is negotiating his exit from the network, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

Kadro was named in a lawsuit, settled yesterday, that was brought by CBS This Morning employees against Charlie Rose, who was ousted in November 2017 after multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Rose. Kadro has been the executive producer of CBS This Morning since 2016. But he has been at CBS News since well before the show launched in early 2012; he began his tenure at CBS News as a producer on its precursor, the Early Show

CBS This Morning has been a bright spot in the CBS News lineup, giving the network its biggest morning audience in nearly 30 years. But the upheaval in the anchor lineup may have taken a toll; the show is down 7 percent since Rose's departure. Though all three broadcast morning news programs are down this season, CBS is down the most. 

Kadro's exit talks began prior to the settlement of the lawsuit, CBS News sources confirm. A network spokesperson would not comment on Kadro's exit negotiations other than to note: "These conversations are unrelated to the settlement."