Tavis Smiley Announces New Deal, Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Tavis Smiley has landed a new gig. On Monday, the 53-year-old journalist and political commentator announced a deal with a new series about inspirational stories. His series, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, a religious-oriented cable and satellite channel directed at black viewers.
The news comes less than a month after PBS dropped his talk show talk show after he was accused of having inappropriate relationships with subordinates. Smiley also announced a five-city “town hall” tour to talk about relationships in the workplace. His new show is expected to start in the spring.
As previously reported, Smiley has spoken out against PBS for pulling the plug on his show.
He also maintains his innocence.