CBS News And Stations Presents 2021 Election Coverage Plans

Major Garrett, Ed O’Keefe, Nancy Chen, Anthony Salvanto, Elaine Quijano are among the many CBS Newsers who will be covering the “off-year” races next week.

CAA Agent Alison Pepper Returns To CBS News As Head Of Talent

CBS News Announces Promotions Across Its Washington Bureau

Norah O’Donnell In Danger Of Losing Anchor Spot At ‘CBS Evening News’

Norah O’Donnell’s days at the top spot at CBS Evening News may be numbered as cost-slashing execs at the broadcasting giant quietly search for her replacement amid sagging ratings. The 47-year-old anchor — who landed the evening slot in 2019 — now stands vulnerable to the network’s bean counters as her ratings have stayed stubbornly stuck in third place, according to sources close to the situation.

Raquel Amparo Named President And GM Of CBS’ Dallas-Fort Worth Stations

Amparo has been named President and General Manager of CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth, including KTVT-TV (CBS 11), KTXA-TV (TXA 21), CBSN Dallas-Fort Worth and CBSDFW.com. The announcement was made today by Wendy McMahon, President and Co-Head, CBS News and Stations, and Adrienne Roark, President, CBS Stations. Amparo will report directly to Roark and assume her new role on Monday, Sept. 27. (Image: Raquel Amparo)

Margaret Brennan Sets Return To ‘Face The Nation’ With New Title And Outlook

Brennan, now chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, returns from maternity leave with a focus on COVID and international affairs.

CBS News Launches See It Now Studios, New In-House Production Shop Led By Susan Zirinsky

ViacomCBS announced Wednesday that CBS News is launching See It Now Studios, a new content provider that will produce news, documentary and unscripted programming for Paramount+, CBS, the ViacomCBS family of networks, international broadcasters and other content platforms. Former CBS News President Susan Zirinsky will run the operation.

How Lesley Stahl Became The ‘Grandma Badass’ of ’60 Minutes’

Even though she is on the cusp of turning 80, Lesley Stahl is still climbing mountains. She is proving her mettle in new ways as she reaches an age that most people see as a time to break away from any kind of career. She tangled with Pres. Donald Trump on four different occasions in recent years, and managed to walk away from a coronavirus infection. “Lesley does not stay still,” says Bill Owens, the executive producer of 60 Minutes.

Q&A WITH NEERAJ KHEMLANI

CBS News Chief Khemlani On The ‘CBS Mornings’ Rebrand

Neeraj Khemlani talks about CBS Mornings and the reimagined CBS morning show franchise, as well as his vision for CBS News, and working with Wendy McMahon.

Will CBS’s Efforts To Brand Around ‘Mornings’ Pay Off?

CBS apparently really wants you to know it’s a “morning” network. Earlier this week the network announced that it’s renaming its third place CBS This Morning as simply CBS Mornings in an effort to align it better with the show’s venerable CBS News Sunday Morning. Semantics aside, ultimately what’s going to cement the marriage of “morning”-titled shows on CBS is the use of the Sunday Morning sun icon and theme music, both of which are highly recognizable.

CBS News Unveils Morning Show Changes With New Name, Look And A Times Square Studio

When Nate Burleson joins Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil as co-host of CBS’s morning show next month, the program will have a new look, theme and name: CBS Mornings. The changes, to launch on Sept. 7, will connect all of the morning shows together with some of the elements of its long running CBS Sunday Morning, including the use of the sun logo and trumpet theme.

CBS News And Stations Launches CBSN Baltimore

CBS News and Stations has launched CBSN Baltimore, the 12th of 13 local direct-to-consumer streaming news services within the group. WJZ Baltimore is the station behind CBSN Baltimore.

Nate Burleson To Join ‘CBS This Morning’ As Co-Host

CBS This Morning is shaking up its co-host lineup, with Nate Burleson joining the show in September. Burleson will join Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil on the show. Burleson had guest hosted the show in May. Anthony Mason, co-host since 2019, will shift to a role as reporter on culture.

CBS News HR Chief Jose Andino Joins ABC News as Vice President

Andino and ABC News president Kim Godwin worked closely together for two years at CBS, and overlapped at KNBC 20 years ago.

‘CBS Evening News’ EP Jay Shaylor Leaving

Jay Shaylor, the executive producer of CBS Evening News, will step down from his post, one of the first significant rearrangements of top producers at the news division since it was placed under the aegis of new top executives.

CBS News Ups Lance Frank To Communications SVP

Alturo Rhymes, Elizabeth Turner Named Co-Senior Broadcast Producers Of ‘CBS Evening News’

CBS News Digital GM Christy Tanner Exits

Christy Tanner, one of CBS News’ top streaming executives, is leaving the company after eight years. Tanner announced her exit Thursday morning. Tanner, who joined CBS News during the advent of the streaming era, is one of the architects of CBSN, the company’s free streaming news channel. In her role as executive vice president and general manager of CBS News Digital, Tanner oversaw CBS News across all digital platforms, including CBSNews.com. Tanner is the latest high-ranking female executive to leave ViacomCBS in the last few months.

CBS News Promotes Rick Jefferson To SVP Of News Operations

Lilia Luciano Named CBS News Correspondent In Los Angeles

John Dickerson Moves From ’60 Minutes’ To ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

After two years on 60 Minutes, CBS News correspondent John Dickerson is shifting the focus of his political analysis and national affairs reporting to CBS Sunday Morning and other broadcasts. He’s also developing a series for Paramount+.

‘CBS This Morning’ Will Soon Be Waking Up In Times Square

CBS News Chiefs Outline Plans For National-Local Hybrid

The two executives named to head a newly fashioned division that combines the CBS local stations with CBS News and the team that manages the CBSN live-streaming news service offered their early vision for how the operation will function. Both Wendy McMahon and Neeraj Khemlani suggested in their first outreach to staffers that the company’s ultimate product will combine the national and overseas heft of CBS News with feet on the ground in various cities where CBS operates.

Network Correspondent Returns To Local TV At WFLA

CBS News Wins Scripps Howard Award

CBS News Sets Division-Wide Earth Day Initiative

CBS is throwing the full weight of its news division behind the topic of climate change with the launch of its new initiative Eye on Earth: Our Planet in Peril ahead of Earth Day. The division-wide initiative debuts on Monday and will be featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, CBS Television Stations and CBS News Digital.

CBS Names Two Execs To Lead News, O&Os

Neeraj Khemlani, a former journalist who has worked at Hearst Newspapers for 12 years, and Wendy McMahon, who was head of ABC-owned stations, will be co-presidents of CBS News, the network said on Thursday. The move comes a day after CBS News President Susan Zirinsky told staff members that she was stepping down after two years on the job.

CBS News Chief Zirinsky About To Step Down

CBS News President Susan Zirinsky is nearing a deal to step down after just two years in the role and sign a wide-ranging production partnership with parent company ViacomCBS, according to people familiar with the matter. A search for a successor to Zirinsky has been ongoing for several months but a candidate has yet to be named. It is expected that she will remain as head of CBS News until then, the people said.

CBS News Veteran Kim Godwin Poised To Lead ABC News

CBS News veteran Kim Godwin is expected to become the next president of ABC News, a move that would make her the first Black executive to lead a broadcast-network news division in the U.S. Godwin has had an offer from Disney’s ABC for several weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter, but only in the last few days did CBS CEO George Cheeks agree to let the executive out of her contract.

’60 Minutes’ Faces Backlash For Critical Story On Florida’s Vaccine Rollout

CBS Critiques Itself Over ‘Legitimizing’ Woody Allen Interview

A segment on CBS Sunday Morning featured criticism of an interview airing on the company’s streaming service Paramount+.

Margaret Brennan Faces Fresh Challenges On Sunday Morning

Three years ago this month, Margaret Brennan was named moderator of Face the Nation. The CBS public-affairs program is in a favorable spot, finishing 2020 with an average of a Sunday-best 3,598,000 million total viewers. The show tallied a whopping 4.5 million viewers on Jan. 10, as viewers looked for Brennan’s take on the Capitol invasion. She has had a front-row seat for the torrid pace at which the news cycle now moves. “It’s been such a whirlwind,” Brennan said. “I think it’s been 10 years of news packed into three years of moderating.”

CBS Promotes 3 Weekend News Producers

Morning-News Battle Means CBS Saturday Trio Is ‘Hustling’

This Saturday-morning news show is supposed to look like the ones that precede it Monday through Friday. It doesn’t. “What I really want to do is continue down the path of identifying this show as a unique broadcast that is unlike anything else at CBS News,’ says Executive Producer Brian Applegate.

Book Review: An Insider’s Look Behind The ’60 Minutes’ Stopwatch

“Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes,” by Ira Rosen (St. Martin’s Press) Long-time multi-award winning producer Ira Rosen has written a sometimes sad, often funny, always revealing portrait of American television’s most famous and successful news show, “60 Minutes.” Rosen certainly had reporting time for this book – he was a producer at […]

ViacomCBS Plans ‘60 Minutes’ Streaming Spinoff

ViacomCBS is reviving a streaming version of the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, hoping the series can draw viewers to its new online service Paramount+, according to people familiar with the situation. The company had created a spinoff of the show called 60 in 6 for the short-lived Quibi, but it was left in limbo when the streaming startup announced plans to close down in October.

The Voice of ’60 Minutes,’ Robb Webb Dies From COVID Complications

Former CBS News Middle East Correspondent Mitchell Krauss Dies At 90

New Titles At CBS News Washington Bureau

Three of CBS News’ top Washington-based journalists—Nancy Cordes, Ed O’Keefe, and Weijia Jiang—are getting new roles at the network. Cordes (center), who has covered Capitol Hill for 12 years at CBS News, has been named chief White House correspondent. O’Keefe and Jiang become senior White House correspondents.

Ray Brady, Longtime CBS Business Correspondent, Dies At 94