Duke rescinds journalism award given to Charlie Rose

(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Duke University announced it's taking steps to rescind an award given to Television Host Charlie Rose for his achievements in journalism, according to the Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, Bill Adair.

In a statement Monday, Adair said the DeWitt Wallace Center does not tolerate sexual harassment in any form.

"Rescinding Rose's Futrell Award is one way we can make clear that this conduct is not acceptable in any way," he said. "We do this as much in sadness as anger given his long relationship with the university."

The DeWitt Wallace Center honored Rose with the Futrell Award in September 2000. It's given annually to recognize an outstanding Duke graduate working in journalism.

Two weeks ago, the Washington Post published an article that said eight women have reported being sexually harassed by Rose, who hosted a show on PBS and co-hosted "CBS This Morning."

Rose has since fired by both networks.

------------------------------

ABC11 has decided to slowly reduce the number of stories on the website that have a comments section. We believe very strongly that our audience should have an opportunity to discuss and debate events in our world, however, we have not been able to moderate the comments as well as we would like. Instead of hosting a platform that could allow a few loud and ugly voices to dominate a conversation, we want to encourage everyone to join us on our social media platforms and speak out there. Facebook: facebook.com/ABC11 Twitter: twitter.com/ABC11_WTVD

Related Topics:
entertainmentduke universityCBSpbsDurham
(Copyright ©2017 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.)