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CBS News Radio, Portnoy Parting Ways

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Following an eight-and-a half-year run with CBS News Radio, White House correspondent Steven Portnoy is exiting CBS News “for a new opportunity.” He becomes the third CBS News Radio correspondent to depart in less than three months, as Steve Dorsey and Steve Futterman left at the end of April. We noted here yesterday (TALKERS, Monday, 7/10) that CBS News Radio vice president/general manager Craig Swagler is set to leave the company this Friday (7/14). In a memo, CBS News Washington bureau chief Mark Lima and ParamountPodcasting& Audio head Steve Raizes informed staff of Portnoy’s exit writing, “We wish Steve all the best in his future endeavors. We are fortunate to have more than a dozen Washington-based reporters who contribute to CBS News Radio and know that we are in good hands in continuing to bring impactful journalism to our audience now and in the future.” CBS News Washington-based political reporters who will continue to contribute for CBS News Radio include: Robert Costa; Scott McFarlane; Nikole Killion; Weija Jiang; Ed O’Keefe; Nancy Cordes; and, Portnoy joined CBS News Radio in February 2015 as a White House correspondent. In addition to his day-to-day CBS News Radio duties, he was president of the White House Correspondents Association (2021 – 2022).