We're told that CBS News president David Rhodes, "CBS This Morning" executive producer Ryan Kadro, "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager and former "CBS This Morning" executive producer Chris Licht are all terrified about a looming Washington Post investigation that's now been in the works for months.
"There are a lot of executives looking around corners, hoping they're not named in the story," an industry insider told us. "[CBS is] trying to suppress [the story] by using the NDAs." Meanwhile, said the source, "Jeff, Ryan and David are all waiting for the other shoe to drop."
Kadro oversaw Rose — who was fired in November 2017 after the Washington Post reported that eight women alleged he had sexually harassed them — while Fager was Rose's boss at "60 Minutes" and Licht hired Rose to co-anchor "CBS This Morning."
"A lot of people have NDAs, and CBS [execs] have told staff who they believe have spoken to the Washington Post that they'll enforce them," said another network source.
Meanwhile, a source accused CBS News of hypocrisy — for framing alleged Donald Trump mistress Stormy Daniels as brave for breaking her NDA to speak to the network's "60 Minutes" but warning its own staff about breaking theirs.