Jericka Duncan, the CBS News correspondent who received the threatening text that led to CBS firing 60 Minutes chief Jeff Fager this week, came to the network five years ago from Philadelphia's CBS3, where she had been an award-winning reporter.
On Thursday, Duncan appeared on CBS This Morning, where, according to the Hollywood Reporter, "she received strong expressions of support from cohosts Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and John Dickerson."
Fager's firing, which came before the completion of the company's investigation into allegations raised in a New Yorker piece by Ronan Farrow, was attributed to a violation of company policy, but didn't specify the violation. Fager, in a statement released on Wednesday, described the text message he said was responsible for his ouster as "harsh," but on Wednesday night, in an appearance on the CBS Evening News, Duncan revealed the content of the text, received after she contacted him for comment regarding Farrow's reporting:
"If you repeat these false accusations without any of your own reporting to back them up, you will be responsible for harming me. Be careful. There are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me and if you pass on these damaging claims without your own reporting to back them up that will become a serious problem."
Here's what Duncan's CBS biography has to say about her time in Philadelphia: