On November 5, a video emerged from conservative James O’Keefe’s activist organization Project Veritas. Reporter Yashar Ali tweeted that Bianco was the CBS reporter who had been fired following the leak. Ali reiterated that Bianco is not accused of leaking the video to O’Keefe but because “ABC News determined that she accessed the footage of Robach.”
The recording was made in July 2019.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Bianco Told Her Side of the Story to Megyn Kelly in a November 2019 Interview
On November 8, Bianco told her side of the story in an exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly. Kelly posted the interview to her YouTube and Instagram page. Kelly recorded in the interview on the same day that she launched her Instagram page.
2. Bianco Contacted Kelly Directly In Order to Ger Her Side of the Story Out There
The Daily Mail reports that Bianco contacted Kelly specifically in order to conduct an interview. Kelly has been largely absent from public appearances since leaving NBC.
3. Bianco Was Fired After ABC News Let Their Counterparts at CBS Know About Bianco’s Alleged Actions
Page Six had reported on November 7 that a female CBS staffer had been fired as a result of the leak but did not name Bianco as that person. The Page Six report goes on to say that the staffer formerly worked at ABC News and had recorded Robach’s rant. She was fired after executives from ABC News let their counterparts at CBS know about the alleged actions.
4. Bianco Formerly Worked for ‘Good Morning America’
According to her now-deleted Twitter page, Bianco is a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist and producer for “CBS This Morning.” On her now-deleted LinkedIn page, Bianco says that she was formerly a producer on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Bianco left ABC for CBS in October 2019.
Bianco is a graduate of Emory University.
5. Robach Has Now Said That the Epstein Story Did Not Meet ABC News’ Editorial Standards
The hot-mike moment saw Robach complaining about have had a story about disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2016. The story was an interview that Robach had conducted with Epstein’s “sex slave Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Robach said that the ABC bosses refused to go forward with it. In a statement following the leaking of the video, Robach said that ABC News was not satisfied that the story met their editorial standards.
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