Justin Draper Named GM Of CBS In Boston

The company veteran is moving from KOVR-KMAX Sacramento, Calif., to oversee WBZ and WSBK starting Oct. 25.

CBS News and Stations today appointed Justin Draper president and general manager of its operations in Boston, including WBZ-TV (CBS), WSBK (MNT), CBSN Boston and CBSBoston.com. He will report to Adrienne Roark, president, CBS Stations and assume his new role on Monday, Oct. 25.

A 26-year CBS Stations veteran, Draper has been general manager of CBS News and Stations’ KOVR-KMAX Sacramento, Calif., since September 2018.

Draper’s new role marks a return to CBS Boston, where he served as financial controller from 2006-2010.

“WBZ is one of great legacy stations in our industry, and we are pleased to have someone with Justin’s previous experience, and his appreciation of the people there who make it such a special place, as the new president and general manager of CBS Boston,” said Wendy McMahon, president and co-head, CBS News and Stations. “We look forward to having Justin uphold our commitments to serving our viewers as well as our business and community partners, while also helping us reimagine the way we operate in order to drive future success across our broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.”

Prior to joining CBS Sacramento, Draper was financial controller at the CBS Stations in Los Angeles (KCBS and KCAL, 2010-18), Boston (WBZ, 2006-10), Chicago (WBBM, 2003-06) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (WCCO, 1997-2003). He joined CBS Stations as the assistant controller at WCCO in 1995.

A Minnesota native, Draper earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

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