Josh Howard, executive producer at “60 Minutes Wednesday,” resigned on Tuesday (March 22), continuing a string of resignations resulting from the memogate fiasco.
Howard, who approved the memogate story, was one of three CBS News executives asked to resign following the airing of the flawed story.
Betsy West, a senior vice president at CBS News, and Mary Murphy, a senior broadcast producer, already left the network in the wake of the Bush story.
“Mr. Howard served CBS News with distinction for more than 20 years in a variety of roles, most recently as executive producer of ’60 Minutes Wednesday,'” says a CBS statement. “We recognize Mr. Howard’s many contributions to CBS News during his tenure, and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”