CBS Mornings may trail Good Morning America and Today in the weekday ratings, but its Saturday iteration beat one of its counterparts this past week. On Saturday, Nov. 5, CBS Saturday Morning beat NBC’s Saturday Today for the first time ever in total viewers and in the adults 25-54 demo.
CBS News harnessed the power of Unreal Engine with Vizrt to create a variety of effects for its 2022 election night coverage. With the goal of creating something fresh for its coverage, CBS News opted to focus on new ways to showcase election data while connecting it to the broadcast’s unique Times Square location.
Half a century into her CBS career, Stahl remains as vigorous and relevant as ever. For the 55th season of 60 Minutes, she traveled to Taiwan to report on how people are responding to the country’s heightened threat from China. After stopping home in New York for a day to repack her suitcase, she flew to Tehran to interview Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
The former Nightline anchor, now an occasional contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, takes over from Jane Pauley for the first time this weekend to host a specially themed program on the what divides Americans.
He raised the profiles of the news programs Morning Edition and The World on public radio, and created the overnight program Nightwatch on CBS.
Natalie Morales has been named a correspondent at CBS News. She starts Nov. 1 and will work on 48 Hours, CBS Mornings, CBS Sunday Morning and other CBS programs. Morales is a host on the CBS daytime show The Talk, and will continue in that role. She was the West Coast anchor for NBC’s Today prior to joining CBS in 2021.
Bill Plante, whose tenure as a CBS News White House correspondent spanned the administrations of Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, has died. Plante was 84 and suffered from respiratory failure on Wednesday, the network said.
A newly energized President Joe Biden is sitting down with correspondent Scott Pelley for his first 60 Minutes interview since taking office as the 46th President of the United States. Pelley spoke with Biden at the White House and in Detroit — as he toured the auto show there — for a two-part report that will be broadcast on the 55th season premiere of 60 Minutes this Sunday, Sept. 18, on CBS.
CBS Television Stations is promoting a series of new newscasts launching on non-CBS affiliated stations it owns starting the week of July 18. The newscasts will appear under the name “CBS News (Market Name) Now.” In New York, the group will add CBS News New York Now at 9 p.m. on WLNY. Boston’s WSBK, a MyNetworkTV affiliate, is set to debut CBS News Boston Now at 10 p.m. In Philadelphia, WPSG will launch CBS News Philly Now at 10 p.m. as well.
Crime Without Punishment will explore an unusual trend: Fewer murder cases are being closed by police than at any other time in American history.
The New York-based Schlesinger, who had also reported for the CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning and occasionally anchored, joined the network in 1984 in its Miami bureau and moved north after three years.
Just a few weeks after anchor Norah O’Donnell signed a new long-term contract extension with the network, CBS News has tapped her longtime colleague Adam Verdugo to be executive producer of the CBS Evening News. Verdugo, who had been executive story editor on the program, will be based out of its Washington home studio. The Evening News had been without a permanent EP since Jay Shaylor left the program last summer.
CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell’s pay package got slashed by more than half this spring amid a brutal round of cost cuts at the third-place network, the New York Post is reporting. According to insiders, CBS News re-signed the 48-year-old anchor in April with a yearly salary of $3.8 million — down from the previous $8 million — following reports that the network had been casting around for a replacement as O’Donnell’s ratings continue to sag.
Primaries are now well underway, and the 2022 midterm elections are a focus for news organizations already preparing for what’s certain to be a contentious 2024 presidential campaign. With that in mind, The Hollywood Reporter highlights some of the Beltway-based news personalities and executives poised to play a leading role in the months (and years) ahead.
Some 260 WGA members employed at CBS News have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new three-year contract. The new agreement, which was approved by 89% of those who voted, the guild said Monday, covers WGA East and WGA West members who work as news writers, producers, graphic artists, desk associates and others at the network’s news operations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington.
Stephen Stock has been named national investigative correspondent; Nicole Vap is executive producer of content development; Chris Hacker is an investigative data journalist; and Aparna Zalani has been named an investigative producer.
Catherine Herridge’s investigations led to Purple Hearts and medical benefits for military veterans — while she also fights to keep her son healthy.
Almanzar will have day-to-day responsibility for the graphics teams, design output and the overall creative inspiration for CBS News and its various linear and streaming programs.
Andrew Roy has been named VP and London bureau chief for CBS News. He will oversee all editorial coverage for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia and takes over those tasks May 3. He will report to Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, EVP of newsgathering.
Discontent emerged over CBS’s hiring of former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney as a commentator and discussions about current White House press secretary Jen Psaki working at MSNBC when her time in the Biden administration is through.
CBS News made it official Monday morning: CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell has signed a new long-term deal with the network. CBS News and Stations co-president Neeraj Khemlani and O’Donnell announced the deal to CBS staff Monday morning on the daily editorial call.
Norah O’Donnell and CBS have secured a deal to keep her at the network and as anchor of CBS Evening News through the 2024 election “and beyond,” an individual with knowledge confirmed Friday.
“Access journalism” takes the media to dangerous places when one side of the aisle is turning against democracy.
CBS News’s decision to hire former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney as a paid on-air contributor is drawing backlash within the company because of his history of bashing the press and promoting the former president’s fact-free claims. But a top network executive seemed to lay the groundwork for the decision in a staff meeting earlier this month, when he said the network needed to hire more Republicans to prepare for a “likely” Democratic midterm wipeout.
The collaboration showcases ‘virtual forecasts,’ live shots across the country and investigative climate reporting for CBS Mornings, CBS Saturday Morning, CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell and the CBS News Streaming Network
Av Westin, an influential television producer who rose from copy boy at CBS News for Edward R. Murrow in the 1940s to help make ABC’s 20/20 newsmagazine a perennial winner of Emmy Awards, died on March 12. He was 92. Above, Westin (r) with the 20/20 host Hugh Downs in 1981. He recruited an A-list group of correspondents for the program.