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Lance Frank

Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures

January 2024

Lance Frank is executive vice president of communications, CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures. He has oversight of the communications strategies that support integrated business operations and content initiatives for the newly formed division of CBS News, Stations and CBS Media Ventures. He leads communications and publicity efforts for 60 MINUTES, 48 HOURS and the CBS Media Ventures portfolio and has shared responsibility on streaming for CBS News. Additionally, Frank manages the communications strategies, media relations and internal communications for the president and CEO of CBS News, Stations and CBS Media Ventures, as well as talent relations and special events development and planning for all three parts.

Frank was most recently the senior vice president of communications for CBS News, serving as deputy head of communications for the news division since 2020, overseeing communications strategies and media relations across the division. He joined CBS News in June 2011, after working in local newsrooms as a print and television reporter and producer. 

At CBS, he has held roles of increasing responsibility in the newsroom and in the communications department. He was the first person hired as a CBS News associate, a program for young journalists to hone their skills and gain valuable experience at different units across CBS News. He later worked at Channel One News, a daily news program for schools across the country, and returned to CBS News as a production secretary for the CBS EVENING NEWS.

In 2012, Lance joined the CBS News communications team, where he helped launch "CBS This Morning" and later served as the principal publicist for the CBS EVENING NEWS, where he worked on award-winning coverage for the war in Syria, the 2012 presidential election and promoted coverage for major domestic and foreign news stories. He has since been promoted to several positions with public relations oversight of flagship broadcasts and platforms across the news division, including 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, the CBS Evening News, CBS News Streaming, all political, foreign and breaking news/special events coverage and the CBS News race and culture unit. Lance is a trusted adviser and media strategist to executives, anchors and key stakeholders and has led the communications efforts for division-wide priorities and announcements, editorial and ratings achievements, investigative reports and special projects.

A native of Lake Charles, La., Lance is a graduate of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and has completed executive education courses at Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and the London School of Economics. 

Lance is a member of the LSU Manship School alumni board. He lives in New York City and Bellport Village, N.Y., with his family.