ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross and his top producer are leaving the network, seven months after he was suspended for an incorrect report on the Trump administration.
Ross says in a note to ABC staff Monday that he and producer Rhonda Schwartz are leaving ABC, but not investigative journalism. Ross that “there is so much more to do.” They have not said what their next step would be.
It's time to say good-bye after 24 years at ABC News, an organization that has meant so much to us. While Rhonda Schwartz and I are signing off from ABC News, we are hardly leaving investigative journalism. There is much more to do.— Brian Ross (@BrianRoss) July 2, 2018
Ross incorrectly reported in December that Donald Trump, while a candidate for president, had directed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians. Instead, the request to Flynn, who was briefly national security adviser, came when Trump was president-elect.
For that, Ross was suspended for four weeks and told he could no longer report on Trump for ABC.