CBS names Richard Parsons interim chairman of board
Sept 25 (Reuters) - CBS Corp on Tuesday named Richard Parsons as interim chairman of its board of directors, following the resignation of Leslie Moonves earlier this month amid a new wave of allegations of sexual assault and harassment. The media company also said Bruce Gordon and William Cohen, who have served on its board since CBS became a standalone public company in 2006, have decided to step down from their posts to focus on other personal and professional priorities. "Dick Parsons has a combination of deep industry knowledge and unmatched corporate and board experience," Candace Beinecke, chair of the board's Nominating and Governance Committee, said in a statement. Parsons served as chief executive office of Time Warner from 2002 to 2007, and was chairman of Time Warner's board from May 2003 to January 2009.