Christiane Amanpour named as Charlie Rose’s replacement on PBS

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CNN veteran Christiane Amanpour will replace Charlie Rose, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 30 women, on PBS.

The decision was made official on Tuesday, CNN reported.

A rebroadcast of Amanpour’s 30-minute CNN International program has been airing as an interim replacement for Rose’s 11 p.m. talk show on the public broadcasting network.

“Amanpour & Company,” a collaboration between CNN and New York City’s WNET, will expand to an hour in July.

{mosads} “I’m delighted to expand my role at PBS from interim to permanent along with this remarkable diversity of voices and views,” Amanpour said in a statement. “Never has the time for exploring our world and America’s place in it been so urgent.”

Amanpour also noted that she was “thrilled” to be a female filling the role.

The expansion was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Rose was suspended by both CBS News and PBS in November after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct, including making unwanted sexual advances, walking around naked in front of employees and making lewd phone calls.

Rose said at the time that he was “greatly embarrassed” by his behavior.

An additional 27 women came forward and told The Washington Post earlier this month that they were also sexually harassed by the television journalist.

Three women, including Rose’s former assistant, filed a lawsuit last week charging discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment.

Page Six reported last month that Rose is expected to star in a new series in which he will interview other men who have faced sexual harassment scandals.

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