Steve Capus is stepping down as executive producer of the CBS Evening News. The announcement came this morning in an internal email from CBS News President David Rhodes. Capus will be replaced by Mosheh Oinounou, who was among the producers who launched the network’s streaming service CBSN.
CBS News President David Rhodes, who was put in charge of the division in November, is making changes: Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews will be SVP, news administration, and Tim Gaughan becomes VP, newsgathering.
SteveCapus, executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, says he’s “very, very happy” to have the network be his professional home. “I think CBS [News] has a lot of room to grow,” he says. “It was a wonderful opportunity to return to the newsroom, return to the control room, and produce a broadcast again.”
In an era when interactive devices seem to have reduced the attention span of most video consumers to that of a hummingbird on methamphetamine, the new executiveof The CBS Evening News recently tried something counterintuitive: a story segment lasting more than five minutes.
Capus left NBC in 2013 after eight years as president of the news division, part of a turnover triggered by troubles at the Today show. Capus will have broader responsibilities as executive editor of CBS News, behind chairman Jeff Fager and President David Rhodes. He will replace Pat Shevlin, who has transferred to 60 Minutes.
NEW YORK (AP) – Former NBC News President Steve Capus will teach management and journalism at a business school’s New York headquarters. Capus, who led NBC’s news division from 2005 […]
NEW YORK (AP) — For eight years as NBC News president, Steve Capus worried about Brian Williams, the “Today” show and rapid changes in the news industry. Now he’s taking […]
Former NBC News boss Steve Capus isn’t sitting still. Less than three weeks after exiting 30 Rock, the 49-year-old news veteran is in conversation with CNN global chief Jeff Zucker about job opportunities, several sources say. While neither is committing to anything yet, Zucker has notably just hired former NBC colleague Allison Gollust as his top spokeswoman — and speculation is rife she won’t be the only NBC alum he’ll draft to Columbus Circle.
“It is a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction,” said Capus, who did not announce future plans. His influence at the news division was curtailed last year when Comcast Corp., NBC’s new corporate parents, appointed Pat Fili-Krushel to oversee news operations. NBC News oversees not only the network newscasts, but also the cable networks CNBC and MSNBC.
While the media focuses on Ann Curry’s future, or lack thereof, at the Today show, the fallout from that decision has significantly strengthened the standing of her boss, Today Executive Producer Jim Bell. In fact, many of the news division’s biggest decisions, even those beyond the Today show, are now being run by Bell first.
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation honored four news leaders for their commitment to the First Amendment and excellence in journalism at the 22nd Annual First Amendment Awards Dinner last night in Washington. The four honorees were NBC’s Steve Capus, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, Schurz Communications’ Marci Burdick and Global Radio’s Jim Bohannon.
NBC News President Steve Capus emphasizes that the former president’s daughter was not hired as a publicity stunt and will not be covering political news.