Embattled CBS CEO Les Moonves Is Officially Departing the Company After 23 Years

He’ll leave immediately; COO Joseph Ianniello will step in as interim CEO

Moonves joined the company in 1995 as CBS Entertainment president and has overseen CBS since 2006. Getty Images

What does CBS look like without its über-confident longtime leader Les Moonves? We’re about to find out.

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