CBS Names Bill Felling Exec. Dir., News Services
Bill Felling has been promoted to executive director, news services for CBS News. In his new role, Felling will direct day-to-day newsgathering for CBS affiliates and broadcasters worldwide reporting to Kurt Davis, VP of news services.
Felling joined CBS News in 1982 and has held various positions during his tenure. Most recently, he was CBS News’ national editor since 1995, where he was a key figure in coordinating coverage for two Emmy Award-winning CBS News reports, including the September 11 attacks and the 1996 Olympic park bombing in Atlanta. He also managed day-to-day coverage of 1996 presidential campaigns for the hard news and special events broadcasts.
Previously, Felling was the northeast bureau chief, where he was responsible for correspondents, producers and crews in the region. Before that, he served as deputy national editor/northeast and manager of operations, northeast bureau.
In 1983, Felling was the national desk’s assignment editor and field producer. He joined CBS News as a producer for its newsfeed syndication service.
Prior to CBS News, Felling was the 11 p.m. anchor and primary political correspondent at the WCAX Burlington, Vt. He began his broadcasting career as a desk assistant at CBS Network Radio in 1972 producing Spectrum radio broadcasts.
Felling graduated from Fordham University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.