Steve Chaggaris is widely recognized for his work as executive Washington editor for CBS News from 2012 to 2014. He previously worked as the executive producer for Yahoo News.
Apart from that, Steve also served the CBS News as its Political Director. But he was fired from the network after the allegations of his inappropriate behavior surfaced out in the media.
Low-Key Personal Life
Steve Chaggaris, who often flaunts his professional life, has successfully put his personal life under the wraps. There is not much information that is accessible about his relationship status.
Moreover, Steve is quite an active user of social media accounts. But he has never clued anything about his romantic life on her social media posts.
So, it is not clear whether Steve is married to a wife or is single. However, it might also be the case that he has never been engaged with any ladies, who he can proclaim as his future wife.
The secrecy Steve maintains around his love-life has raised the speculations about him being gay. Due to lack of any girlfriend-like-figure in his life, his sexuality has been questioned numerous times.
Until Steve addresses the matter himself, it is inappropriate to conclude and label him as a gay.
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Although Steve’s personal life is beyond the reach of the media, his professional life is like an open book. However, he has not gushed about his family and his childhood lifestyle to the media to date.
The native of Massachusetts, whose age remains confined, celebrates his birthday on 6 September of every year.
Steve attended the Ithaca College and earned a Bachelor degree in Television-Radio from 1990 to 1994. He initiated his career by working as a production assistant for ABC affiliate WMUR-TV in 1994 and moved on to work as a producer at C-SPAN from 1995 to 1999.
After that, Steve served as a producer at CBS News from 1999 to 2006.
He then became the director of Political Coverage/Deputy Political Director at CBS News from 2007 to 2010, covering the Congress for almost four years from 2001 to 2003 and once again in 2005. Steve was also the reporter for the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.
Steve Chaggaris discusses on Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort's defense to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan (photo: dailymotion.com)
After that, Steve served as an adjunct professor in Georgetown University in Washington D.C in 2010 as per wiki.
Steve temporarily left CBS in 2010 and served as the vice president in the cable news for local news startup TBD.com from 2010 to 2011.
In 2012, he joined Yahoo News as an executive producer before returning to CBS to serve as executive Washington editor for CBSNews.com from 2012 to 2014.
Steve served as CBS News’ senior political editor to build and run the unit that covered the 2016 presidential election. Later, he was appointed as the top political editor on October 2014 while Jeff Glor worked as the managing editor.
However, he couldn't continue the job as he was fired by the CBS News in January 2018.
Fired After Allegation of Inappropriate Behaviour
On 3 January 2018, CBS News announced that it had fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris amid allegations of inappropriate behavior in his past.
In an interview with CNN Money on 3 January 2018, the CBS spokesperson suggested that Steve’s behavior came to light a few days before the 2017's Christmas holiday.
So, they severed ties with Steve for violating company policy fired him from his job. After losing the work, Steve also deleted his Twitter account and opted for no comments.
The decision to dismiss Steve came six weeks after the CBS News fired the co-host of its morning show, Charlie Rose after the Washington Post published allegations of sexual misconduct by Rose.