Richard Parsons Steps Down From CBS Board, Citing Health Complications
Richard Parsons, one of the men brought in by CBS to fill the roles vacated by disgraced ex-chief executive Leslie Moonves, resigned Sunday from his role as interim chairman of the board, citing “unanticipated” health complications. “The reason for my departure relates to the state of my health,” said Parsons, according to a report from TheHollywood Reporter. “As some of you know, when I agreed to join the board and serve as the interim chair, I was already dealing with a serious health challenge–multiple myeloma–but I felt that the situation was manageable. Unfortunately, unanticipated complications have created additional new challenges, and my doctors have advised that cutting back on my current commitments is essential to my overall recovery.” After a unanimous board vote Sunday, Parsons was replaced by Strauss Zelnick, founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital.