CBS Stations Promotes Five Executives

Aaron Inman and Susie Toma named VPs of local sales; Tim Bennett and Morgan Spatafore promoted to VPs, agency partnerships, while Theo Berenson is elevated to VP, integrated marketing.

Elita Fielder Adjei Named VP Of Communications For CBS Stations

The veteran communications exec will support CBS Stations leadership across the company’s 27 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets.

Kari Patey Named VP Of Producer Development At CBS Stations

The veteran journalist will be responsible for supporting the recruitment, development and retention of news producers at CBS Stations’ 14 local newsrooms across the country.

Olsen Ebright, Fred Harner Named Streaming VPs At CBS Stations

Ebright is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for six CBS News and Stations’ local streaming channels in the Western U.S. as well as Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Harner has the same role overseeing eight local streaming channels in the Eastern U.S. as well as Dallas-Fort Worth.

Stephen Gregory Barr Named SVP, Non-Traditional Revenue, CBS Stations

He will be responsible for working with the sales teams at the group’s 27 local stations and spearhead the creation and execution of new business initiatives and the development of strategic cross-platform sales opportunities involving the O&Os.

CBS Stations Debuts Climate Change Series ‘On The Dot With David Schechter’

The in-depth stories come from CBS Stations national environmental correspondent David Schechter and senior photojournalist/producer Chance Horner, and a team of producers and data journalists from the CBS Local News Innovation Lab, which experiments with next-generation, data-driven storytelling.

Allen Media Group Gets HBCU Go Football On CBS Duopoly Stations

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group said it made a deal that will put football games streaming on Allen’s HBCU Go on duopoly stations owned by Paramount’s CBS Station group in 12 key markets. With the addition of the CBS Stations, the football games will be available on TV stations in 60% of U.S. households and 70% of African American households.

CBS Stations To Create Local News Innovation Lab

Local news executive Chad Cross named vice president, content development, CBS Stations, and veteran CBS Stations executive Andrea Parquet-Taylor named vice president, CW and independent stations news director.

Casey Kespohl New VP Of CBS Stations Brand Strategy & Development

He will be responsible for helping to evolve and strengthen CBS Stations’ branded content and marketing across broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.

CBS Taps Mitchell, Canedo As Stations Presidents

Jennifer Mitchell and Tom Canedo have been named the presidents of CBS Stations, sharing the title with Adrienne Roark, who started on Aug. 2. They all will report to Wendy McMahon, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations.

Adrienne Roark Named President, CBS Stations

She will have day-to-day responsibility for working directly with the local GMs and their teams at the ViacomCBS-owned CBS Television Network stations in major markets across the country, primarily in the eastern half of the country. CBS plans to name additional Stations presidents at a later date.

CBS Stations Clear ‘Leverage’ For Fall Debut

The TNT drama starring Timothy Hutton will get its off-net syndication launch in 13 major markets.


CBS Stations Expand Their Local Online Push

Ezra Kucharz, president of CBS Local Digital Media, outlines the group’s new initiative that, starting next month, will offer a local “answers platform” featuring recommendations for restaurants and service providers as well as teaming with businesses to offer deals to consumers.