• Wendy McMahon

    President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures

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  • Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews

    President of CBS News

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  • Jennifer Mitchell

    President, CBS Stations (West Coast – Midwest)

    November 2023

    Jennifer Mitchell is the president of CBS Stations (West Coast - Midwest), where she oversees station operations in 11 of CBS’ 17 markets, working closely with the stations’ general managers and their teams.

    Mitchell has a wealth of experience developing and leading audience-focused digital content strategies and is a driving force of innovation across CBS Stations’ newsrooms, streaming and digital platforms. Additionally, she provides leadership and business support to the teams at the CBS-owned independent stations in Atlanta, Seattle and Tampa.

    In Mitchell’s first two years with CBS Stations, she rolled out a strategic operations plan that included launching a nine-hour morning show on KCAL News on CBS Los Angeles and launching a community journalism team providing hyperlocal coverage across multiple Denver communities on CBS Colorado. Under Mitchell, the CBS-owned stations are experiencing momentous streaming success, moving to #1 or #2 in all markets. In 2023, CBS Stations was named “Station Group of the Year” by Broadcasting and Cable for the first time.

    Mitchell’s expertise in driving innovation is further exemplified in her innovative work at CBS Bay Area, where she collaborated closely with the general manager and station team to roll out an AR/VR weather forecasting and experiential storytelling program to report the weather in a first-of-its-kind format.

    Mitchell joined CBS Stations in September 2021 after 22 years at ABC Owned Television Stations as senior vice president of content development, where she was responsible for creating and executing multiplatform content vision and strategies across the station group’s eight local stations. While there, she created and launched the award-winning digital-native lifestyle brand Localish, and transformed it to long-form programming.

    She also co-created ABC’s race and culture content team, hiring a team of executive producers and multi-skilled journalists. She was responsible for launching the award-winning inaugural docuseries “Our America: Living While Black.”

    While at ABC Owned Television Stations, she led the creative and production of the first 10 “Our America” series, which covered essential topics impacting diverse communities while celebrating and amplifying their voices. Mitchell held several other leadership roles, including vice president of digital creative content. Her experience includes 15 years with KGO-TV, the ABC-owned station in San Francisco.

    In 2020, Mitchell received the News Innovator of the Year award from the Local Media Association for leading the content strategies and original, digital content production for nonlinear platforms across the ABC Owned Television Stations and driving new content and revenue opportunities. In 2019, Mitchell was recognized by TVNewsCheck with the 2019 Innovator Award – the highest distinction among TVNewsCheck’s annual Social Media Excellence Awards.

    Mitchell earned a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism and social psychology from Ithaca College. She is based on the West Coast.

    November 2023

    Jennifer Mitchell is the president of CBS Stations (West Coast - Midwest), where she oversees station operations in 11 of CBS’ 17 markets, working closely with the stations’ general managers and their teams.

    Mitchell has a wealth of experience developing and leading audience-focused digital content strategies and is a driving force of innovation across CBS Stations’ newsrooms, streaming and digital platforms. Additionally, she provides leadership and business support to the teams at the CBS-owned independent stations in Atlanta, Seattle and Tampa.

    In Mitchell’s first two years with CBS Stations, she rolled out a strategic operations plan that included launching a nine-hour morning show on KCAL News on CBS Los Angeles and launching a community journalism team providing hyperlocal coverage across multiple Denver communities on CBS Colorado. Under Mitchell, the CBS-owned stations are experiencing momentous streaming success, moving to #1 or #2 in all markets. In 2023, CBS Stations was named “Station Group of the Year” by Broadcasting and Cable for the first time.

    Mitchell’s expertise in driving innovation is further exemplified in her innovative work at CBS Bay Area, where she collaborated closely with the general manager and station team to roll out an AR/VR weather forecasting and experiential storytelling program to report the weather in a first-of-its-kind format.

    Mitchell joined CBS Stations in September 2021 after 22 years at ABC Owned Television Stations as senior vice president of content development, where she was responsible for creating and executing multiplatform content vision and strategies across the station group’s eight local stations. While there, she created and launched the award-winning digital-native lifestyle brand Localish, and transformed it to long-form programming.

    She also co-created ABC’s race and culture content team, hiring a team of executive producers and multi-skilled journalists. She was responsible for launching the award-winning inaugural docuseries “Our America: Living While Black.”

    While at ABC Owned Television Stations, she led the creative and production of the first 10 “Our America” series, which covered essential topics impacting diverse communities while celebrating and amplifying their voices. Mitchell held several other leadership roles, including vice president of digital creative content. Her experience includes 15 years with KGO-TV, the ABC-owned station in San Francisco.

    In 2020, Mitchell received the News Innovator of the Year award from the Local Media Association for leading the content strategies and original, digital content production for nonlinear platforms across the ABC Owned Television Stations and driving new content and revenue opportunities. In 2019, Mitchell was recognized by TVNewsCheck with the 2019 Innovator Award – the highest distinction among TVNewsCheck’s annual Social Media Excellence Awards.

    Mitchell earned a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism and social psychology from Ithaca College. She is based on the West Coast.

  • Adrienne Roark

    President, Content Development and Integration, CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures

    November 2023

     

    ADRIENNE ROARK

    (President, Content Development and Integration, CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures)

    Veteran CBS executive Adrienne Roark is the president of content development and integration for CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures. In this role, she reports to Wendy McMahon, president and CEO of CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures, and is responsible for bringing together the teams across these businesses to create and share content to grow audience reach and impact, industry leadership and organizational effectiveness. In addition, Roark, who is based in New York, continues to oversee CBS-owned stations in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

    Roark assumed her current role after serving as president of CBS Stations beginning in August 2021. In addition to leading stations in the eastern half of the country, she was responsible for overseeing the creation and launch of the “Newsroom of the Future” and CBS News Detroit, a local news organization that was built from the ground up with a streaming-first mentality, at WWJ-TV in January 2023. She also continues to oversee the CBS Local News Innovation Lab, which is based in Dallas-Fort Worth, where since 2022 a curated team of CBS News and Stations employees has been empowered to experiment with next-generation storytelling, including data journalism, and test new products, workflows and production models.

    Most recently, Roark has overseen CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures’ investments in data journalism as well as investigative and environmental reporting, including weather technology and climate coverage, in ways that benefit all of CBS News, Stations and Media Ventures’ brands.

    Roark rejoined CBS in 2021 after spending seven years in Portland, first as general manager of CBS affiliate KOIN-TV, beginning in 2014; then as general manager of Fox affiliate KPTV-TV and MyNetwork station KPDX-TV since 2016.

    Prior to that, Roark served for four years as vice president and news director at KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV, the CBS-owned stations in Dallas-Fort Worth. She joined CBS Stations in 2007 as assistant news director at WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV in Miami. Six months later, she was promoted to news director. While in Miami, she created an award-winning investigative unit, worked closely with CBS News’ 60 MINUTES on a Medicare fraud story and was responsible for the first on-air news story shot entirely with an iPhone.

    Roark’s news background also includes positions with WESH-TV in Orlando, WTVJ-TV in Miami, WKYC-TV in Cleveland and WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio. An Ohio native, she began her career at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, after graduating from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

    Roark is on the National Advisory Board of Poynter, the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Board of Directors and the Carole Kneeland Project Board of Directors. She has long been active in community organizations – she served as the board chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and held board positions with Sport Oregon, Veterans’ Legacies, the Dougy Center and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. Roark is a three-time regional Emmy award winner and has received six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2024, Multichannel News named her as one of the 2024 Wonder Women of New York.

    Roark and her husband, Dave, are the proud parents of two sons, Alex and Stephen.

    November 2023

     

    ADRIENNE ROARK

    (President, Content Development and Integration, CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures)

    Veteran CBS executive Adrienne Roark is the president of content development and integration for CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures. In this role, she reports to Wendy McMahon, president and CEO of CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures, and is responsible for bringing together the teams across these businesses to create and share content to grow audience reach and impact, industry leadership and organizational effectiveness. In addition, Roark, who is based in New York, continues to oversee CBS-owned stations in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

    Roark assumed her current role after serving as president of CBS Stations beginning in August 2021. In addition to leading stations in the eastern half of the country, she was responsible for overseeing the creation and launch of the “Newsroom of the Future” and CBS News Detroit, a local news organization that was built from the ground up with a streaming-first mentality, at WWJ-TV in January 2023. She also continues to oversee the CBS Local News Innovation Lab, which is based in Dallas-Fort Worth, where since 2022 a curated team of CBS News and Stations employees has been empowered to experiment with next-generation storytelling, including data journalism, and test new products, workflows and production models.

    Most recently, Roark has overseen CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures’ investments in data journalism as well as investigative and environmental reporting, including weather technology and climate coverage, in ways that benefit all of CBS News, Stations and Media Ventures’ brands.

    Roark rejoined CBS in 2021 after spending seven years in Portland, first as general manager of CBS affiliate KOIN-TV, beginning in 2014; then as general manager of Fox affiliate KPTV-TV and MyNetwork station KPDX-TV since 2016.

    Prior to that, Roark served for four years as vice president and news director at KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV, the CBS-owned stations in Dallas-Fort Worth. She joined CBS Stations in 2007 as assistant news director at WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV in Miami. Six months later, she was promoted to news director. While in Miami, she created an award-winning investigative unit, worked closely with CBS News’ 60 MINUTES on a Medicare fraud story and was responsible for the first on-air news story shot entirely with an iPhone.

    Roark’s news background also includes positions with WESH-TV in Orlando, WTVJ-TV in Miami, WKYC-TV in Cleveland and WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio. An Ohio native, she began her career at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, after graduating from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

    Roark is on the National Advisory Board of Poynter, the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Board of Directors and the Carole Kneeland Project Board of Directors. She has long been active in community organizations – she served as the board chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and held board positions with Sport Oregon, Veterans’ Legacies, the Dougy Center and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. Roark is a three-time regional Emmy award winner and has received six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2024, Multichannel News named her as one of the 2024 Wonder Women of New York.

    Roark and her husband, Dave, are the proud parents of two sons, Alex and Stephen.

  • Stacey Benson

    Chief Financial Officer, CBS News and Stations

    July 2020

    Stacey Benson is the Chief Financial Officer of CBS News, where she is responsible for all of the News division’s financial operations.

    Benson joined CBS News from Paramount's Global Media Operations division, where she served as Senior Vice President of Finance and was responsible for the financial operations and consolidation of Global Media Operations, including financial and strategic support to the leadership team.

    Previously, Benson served as Senior Vice President of Finance at CBS Radio for 15 years, where she oversaw all financial operations, in addition to leading the division through its initial public offering preparation and its sale to Entercom in 2017.

    Benson began her tenure at CBS Radio in 2002 as a controller and steadily increased her responsibilities and role within the division. She was named Vice President, Controller in 2006 and held that position until 2011. She was named Senior Vice President of Finance in 2012.

    Prior to CBS Radio, Benson was a controller with Scient, Inc., a New York business and technology consulting firm. Earlier in her career, she was an accounting manager with Frontline Capital Group in New York. Before that, she was an accounting supervisor and real estate accountant with HQ Global Workplaces, Inc.

    Benson earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

    July 2020

    Stacey Benson is the Chief Financial Officer of CBS News, where she is responsible for all of the News division’s financial operations.

    Benson joined CBS News from Paramount's Global Media Operations division, where she served as Senior Vice President of Finance and was responsible for the financial operations and consolidation of Global Media Operations, including financial and strategic support to the leadership team.

    Previously, Benson served as Senior Vice President of Finance at CBS Radio for 15 years, where she oversaw all financial operations, in addition to leading the division through its initial public offering preparation and its sale to Entercom in 2017.

    Benson began her tenure at CBS Radio in 2002 as a controller and steadily increased her responsibilities and role within the division. She was named Vice President, Controller in 2006 and held that position until 2011. She was named Senior Vice President of Finance in 2012.

    Prior to CBS Radio, Benson was a controller with Scient, Inc., a New York business and technology consulting firm. Earlier in her career, she was an accounting manager with Frontline Capital Group in New York. Before that, she was an accounting supervisor and real estate accountant with HQ Global Workplaces, Inc.

    Benson earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

  • Ross Dagan

    Executive Vice President and Head of News Operations and Transformation, CBS News and Stations

    August 2023

    Veteran global news executive Ross Dagan is executive vice president and head of news operations and transformation for CBS News and Stations.

    In this senior leadership role, Dagan oversees all the news operations, engineering and technology functions across CBS News and Stations, reporting to Wendy McMahon, president and CEO of CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures. He is tasked with innovation and transformation across news and stations.

    Dagan joined CBS News and Stations in 2021 after having most recently served as network director of news content at Network 10, the Paramount-owned network based in Sydney, Australia, since 2018. While there, he oversaw major editorial and operational changes, positioning the network to optimize workflows and evolve technology to improve processes.

    A veteran of more than 30 years as a journalist and news executive, Dagan had previously been the network’s director of news, based in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, where he had day-to-day responsibility for the network’s news programming in those markets from 2007-2012.

    Dagan’s background also includes a combined five years with Al Jazeera English, the first English-language international news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. He most recently served as executive producer from 2015-2018. During that time, he was instrumental in the evolution of how editorial content was produced, presented and shared across platforms, launching the first new news programming in a decade. From 2006-2008, he served as program editor of Al Jazeera English, as a senior member of the leadership team in Kuala Lumpur for the launch of the network.

    Dagan has also served two stints with the Seven Network in Australia, including as director of news, based in Brisbane, from 2013-2015, and director of news for Seven Queensland from 2001-2005.

    His background includes working for Television New Zealand (TVNZ) as head of news and current affairs and Maori and Pacific programs, based in Auckland, from 2012-2013.

    Dagan earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern Queensland, and received his MBA from the Queensland University of Technology.

    Dagan is based in New York with his wife, Michelle.

    August 2023

    Veteran global news executive Ross Dagan is executive vice president and head of news operations and transformation for CBS News and Stations.

    In this senior leadership role, Dagan oversees all the news operations, engineering and technology functions across CBS News and Stations, reporting to Wendy McMahon, president and CEO of CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures. He is tasked with innovation and transformation across news and stations.

    Dagan joined CBS News and Stations in 2021 after having most recently served as network director of news content at Network 10, the Paramount-owned network based in Sydney, Australia, since 2018. While there, he oversaw major editorial and operational changes, positioning the network to optimize workflows and evolve technology to improve processes.

    A veteran of more than 30 years as a journalist and news executive, Dagan had previously been the network’s director of news, based in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, where he had day-to-day responsibility for the network’s news programming in those markets from 2007-2012.

    Dagan’s background also includes a combined five years with Al Jazeera English, the first English-language international news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. He most recently served as executive producer from 2015-2018. During that time, he was instrumental in the evolution of how editorial content was produced, presented and shared across platforms, launching the first new news programming in a decade. From 2006-2008, he served as program editor of Al Jazeera English, as a senior member of the leadership team in Kuala Lumpur for the launch of the network.

    Dagan has also served two stints with the Seven Network in Australia, including as director of news, based in Brisbane, from 2013-2015, and director of news for Seven Queensland from 2001-2005.

    His background includes working for Television New Zealand (TVNZ) as head of news and current affairs and Maori and Pacific programs, based in Auckland, from 2012-2013.

    Dagan earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern Queensland, and received his MBA from the Queensland University of Technology.

    Dagan is based in New York with his wife, Michelle.

  • 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.

    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.

  • Christa Robinson

    Executive Vice President of Communications, CBS News and Stations

    Christa Robinson is Executive Vice President of Communications for CBS News and Stations. In this role, she has communications oversight for national and local news across broadcast and streaming, including our bureaus in the U.S. and around the world. Robinson oversees CBS News’ day-to-day communications strategy and media relations, as well as public affairs and crisis communications. She plays a senior role in directing all the division’s public relations strategies to enhance and expand the presence of its broadcasts and digital brands.

    Robinson joined CBS News as Senior Vice President, Communications in December 2015. Previously, she led communications and public relations functions for CNN Worldwide and all CNN networks and digital platforms, in addition to being a member of the executive team for ten years. During her tenure at CNN (1999-2013), she was the chief spokesperson and also handled crisis communications, innovative social media integrations and brand awareness campaigns for CNN programming and CNN.com.

    Robinson served as Chief Communications Officer for Tribune Media (2013-2015), where she oversaw all corporate communications activities for its television and digital properties during the period of the publishing spin-off and corporate acquisitions.

    Earlier in her career, Robinson worked in the White House (1994-1999) and served as the Director of Communications for the Domestic Policy Council. She began her career in politics and government affairs in 1992.

    Robinson lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

    Christa Robinson is Executive Vice President of Communications for CBS News and Stations. In this role, she has communications oversight for national and local news across broadcast and streaming, including our bureaus in the U.S. and around the world. Robinson oversees CBS News’ day-to-day communications strategy and media relations, as well as public affairs and crisis communications. She plays a senior role in directing all the division’s public relations strategies to enhance and expand the presence of its broadcasts and digital brands.

    Robinson joined CBS News as Senior Vice President, Communications in December 2015. Previously, she led communications and public relations functions for CNN Worldwide and all CNN networks and digital platforms, in addition to being a member of the executive team for ten years. During her tenure at CNN (1999-2013), she was the chief spokesperson and also handled crisis communications, innovative social media integrations and brand awareness campaigns for CNN programming and CNN.com.

    Robinson served as Chief Communications Officer for Tribune Media (2013-2015), where she oversaw all corporate communications activities for its television and digital properties during the period of the publishing spin-off and corporate acquisitions.

    Earlier in her career, Robinson worked in the White House (1994-1999) and served as the Director of Communications for the Domestic Policy Council. She began her career in politics and government affairs in 1992.

    Robinson lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

  • Anthony Galloway

    Senior Vice President, CBS News Streaming

    April 2022

    Anthony Galloway is the senior vice president of CBS News Streaming. He began his new role in February 2022.

    Galloway has oversight of the day-to-day programming and production of the CBS News Streaming Network, the 24/7 anchored streaming news service from CBS News and Stations that is available free to everyone with access to the internet.

    Galloway is an award-winning digital and broadcast news executive with more than two decades of news experience. He joined CBS News from The Wall Street Journal, where he most recently held the newsroom role of chief content officer, editorial video, audio and voice programming. In that job, Galloway led video and audio production teams across three continents to produce daily news, feature and long-form documentary programming for the company’s digital video, social media, streaming and podcasting platforms. During his tenure, Galloway led the team to double the organization’s video viewership and podcast audience, in addition to earning the organization’s first Emmy Award. Galloway was the editorial lead for the WSJ’s partnerships with YouTube, Google and Twitter, and he helped develop the organization’s first streaming television projects with Netflix and Apple TV+, as well as a daily podcast with Spotify’s Gimlet Media.

    Before the WSJ, Galloway was vice president of digital video programming at Condé Nast Entertainment, where he oversaw the production of video content inspired by the publishing company’s iconic brands. Earlier, he was executive producer for mobile content at Vice Media, where he developed daily and recurring series for Vice’s mobile, digital and social platforms. While there, he served as the executive producer of Vice’s first daily digital series, “Daily Vice.”

    Galloway spent 15 years at NBC News. In his most recent role, Galloway was a supervising producer where he oversaw production of original digital, short-form and long-form video content for “Today,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Dateline” and NBCNews.com. There, he developed digital series and led control room production of live segments during primetime breaking news specials, and he produced NBC News’ first live webcast from Tehran, Iran.

    His career at NBC News included working on journalist Ann Curry’s producing team, where he oversaw and produced high-profile projects and interviews with world leaders. He also produced a series of documentaries for “Dateline.” Galloway worked in NBC News’ primetime unit as a digital coordinating producer and was later promoted to digital supervising producer, where he launched and led the network’s digital-first newsmagazine.

    Galloway oversaw NBC’s live, primetime news coverage of the 2011 tornado outbreak, President Barack Obama’s address to the nation following the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. and live reports on the night of the Boston Marathon bombing. Galloway began his career at NBC News in 2000 as a news associate.

    Galloway has earned several awards for his work, including multiple Emmy Awards and a Webby Award, and he was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team at The Wall Street Journal.

    He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

    April 2022

    Anthony Galloway is the senior vice president of CBS News Streaming. He began his new role in February 2022.

    Galloway has oversight of the day-to-day programming and production of the CBS News Streaming Network, the 24/7 anchored streaming news service from CBS News and Stations that is available free to everyone with access to the internet.

    Galloway is an award-winning digital and broadcast news executive with more than two decades of news experience. He joined CBS News from The Wall Street Journal, where he most recently held the newsroom role of chief content officer, editorial video, audio and voice programming. In that job, Galloway led video and audio production teams across three continents to produce daily news, feature and long-form documentary programming for the company’s digital video, social media, streaming and podcasting platforms. During his tenure, Galloway led the team to double the organization’s video viewership and podcast audience, in addition to earning the organization’s first Emmy Award. Galloway was the editorial lead for the WSJ’s partnerships with YouTube, Google and Twitter, and he helped develop the organization’s first streaming television projects with Netflix and Apple TV+, as well as a daily podcast with Spotify’s Gimlet Media.

    Before the WSJ, Galloway was vice president of digital video programming at Condé Nast Entertainment, where he oversaw the production of video content inspired by the publishing company’s iconic brands. Earlier, he was executive producer for mobile content at Vice Media, where he developed daily and recurring series for Vice’s mobile, digital and social platforms. While there, he served as the executive producer of Vice’s first daily digital series, “Daily Vice.”

    Galloway spent 15 years at NBC News. In his most recent role, Galloway was a supervising producer where he oversaw production of original digital, short-form and long-form video content for “Today,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Dateline” and NBCNews.com. There, he developed digital series and led control room production of live segments during primetime breaking news specials, and he produced NBC News’ first live webcast from Tehran, Iran.

    His career at NBC News included working on journalist Ann Curry’s producing team, where he oversaw and produced high-profile projects and interviews with world leaders. He also produced a series of documentaries for “Dateline.” Galloway worked in NBC News’ primetime unit as a digital coordinating producer and was later promoted to digital supervising producer, where he launched and led the network’s digital-first newsmagazine.

    Galloway oversaw NBC’s live, primetime news coverage of the 2011 tornado outbreak, President Barack Obama’s address to the nation following the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. and live reports on the night of the Boston Marathon bombing. Galloway began his career at NBC News in 2000 as a news associate.

    Galloway has earned several awards for his work, including multiple Emmy Awards and a Webby Award, and he was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team at The Wall Street Journal.

    He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

  • Claudia Milne

    Senior Vice President, Standards and Practices, CBS News and Stations

    October 2021

    Claudia Milne is Senior Vice President, Standards and Practices for CBS News and Stations, where she oversees all CBS News editorial standards and ensures they are being maintained across all CBS News stations and digital platforms.

    Milne, a veteran journalist and highly respected newsroom leader, began her new role in September 2021

    Milne joined CBS News in 2019 as managing editor of “CBS This Morning,” which was relaunched as CBS MORNINGS in September 2021. There she provided editorial leadership and set the tone for the coverage on the morning show. Milne took on additional leadership responsibilities in 2020 during the historic elections and pandemic, navigating the significant breaking news on behalf of the broadcast.

    Before joining CBS News, Milne was the senior editor of video at ProPublica. Prior to that she was head of live TV at Bloomberg TV. Milne spent the majority of her career at the BBC, where she worked in senior positions as a producer on the flagship broadcasts and across all digital and 24-hour news platforms She was an editor for the North American edition of BBC.com from 2011-2014, served as a deputy editor of the BBC’s “World News America” from 2007-2011 and was a senior producer at “BBC Newsnight” beginning in 2000.

    Milne is a second-generation journalist at CBS News. Her father, Stephen Milne, worked as an editor in CBS News’ London Bureau for 30 years supporting all of the major broadcasts, including more than 10 years working for Don Hewitt at 60 MINUTES.

    Milne earned a BA degree in American history and politics from the University of East Anglia in the U.K.

    October 2021

    Claudia Milne is Senior Vice President, Standards and Practices for CBS News and Stations, where she oversees all CBS News editorial standards and ensures they are being maintained across all CBS News stations and digital platforms.

    Milne, a veteran journalist and highly respected newsroom leader, began her new role in September 2021

    Milne joined CBS News in 2019 as managing editor of “CBS This Morning,” which was relaunched as CBS MORNINGS in September 2021. There she provided editorial leadership and set the tone for the coverage on the morning show. Milne took on additional leadership responsibilities in 2020 during the historic elections and pandemic, navigating the significant breaking news on behalf of the broadcast.

    Before joining CBS News, Milne was the senior editor of video at ProPublica. Prior to that she was head of live TV at Bloomberg TV. Milne spent the majority of her career at the BBC, where she worked in senior positions as a producer on the flagship broadcasts and across all digital and 24-hour news platforms She was an editor for the North American edition of BBC.com from 2011-2014, served as a deputy editor of the BBC’s “World News America” from 2007-2011 and was a senior producer at “BBC Newsnight” beginning in 2000.

    Milne is a second-generation journalist at CBS News. Her father, Stephen Milne, worked as an editor in CBS News’ London Bureau for 30 years supporting all of the major broadcasts, including more than 10 years working for Don Hewitt at 60 MINUTES.

    Milne earned a BA degree in American history and politics from the University of East Anglia in the U.K.

  • Laurie Orlando

    Senior Vice President of Talent Strategy, CBS News

    December 2019

    Laurie Orlando is the Senior Vice President of Talent Strategy for CBS News, a position she has held since January 2016. 

    Orlando, who has served as a top executive for ESPN, oversees new talent recruitment and development, and strategic planning for the news division.

    Orlando most recently served as Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Planning at ESPN, a position she had held since 2008. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Executive Producer for MSG and Fox Sports New York (Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2007), and before that, Vice President of Programming, Original Programming and Development and Vice President of Remote and Feature Production (Nov. 2002 - August 2006) at College Sports Television (CSTV, now CBS Sports Network).

    During her career, Orlando has held significant production and programming positions, having played a key role on startup teams that launched five networks, including The Comedy Channel (1989), Classic Sports Network (1994), Oxygen Media (1999), CSTV (2003) and The Mtn (2006).

    She began her career in television in 1980 as a news intern with WRGB-TV in Albany, N.Y. In 1986, she worked as an intern for “Late Night with David Letterman” before moving onto positions with SHOWTIME and HBO’s Comedy Channel.

    Orlando graduated from Syracuse with a Bachelor of Science degree in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in television and film writing from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is a member of the advisory board for the Syracuse University Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics and an alumni advisor for students at the Newhouse School. She is also a member of Women in Cable Television (WICT) and Women in Sports and Events (WISE). Orlando lives in Connecticut with her family.

    December 2019

    Laurie Orlando is the Senior Vice President of Talent Strategy for CBS News, a position she has held since January 2016. 

    Orlando, who has served as a top executive for ESPN, oversees new talent recruitment and development, and strategic planning for the news division.

    Orlando most recently served as Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Planning at ESPN, a position she had held since 2008. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Executive Producer for MSG and Fox Sports New York (Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2007), and before that, Vice President of Programming, Original Programming and Development and Vice President of Remote and Feature Production (Nov. 2002 - August 2006) at College Sports Television (CSTV, now CBS Sports Network).

    During her career, Orlando has held significant production and programming positions, having played a key role on startup teams that launched five networks, including The Comedy Channel (1989), Classic Sports Network (1994), Oxygen Media (1999), CSTV (2003) and The Mtn (2006).

    She began her career in television in 1980 as a news intern with WRGB-TV in Albany, N.Y. In 1986, she worked as an intern for “Late Night with David Letterman” before moving onto positions with SHOWTIME and HBO’s Comedy Channel.

    Orlando graduated from Syracuse with a Bachelor of Science degree in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in television and film writing from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is a member of the advisory board for the Syracuse University Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics and an alumni advisor for students at the Newhouse School. She is also a member of Women in Cable Television (WICT) and Women in Sports and Events (WISE). Orlando lives in Connecticut with her family.

  • Sahand Sepehrnia

    Executive Vice President of Digital Content Strategy and Business for CBS News, Stations, Entertainment and Sports

    January 2024

    Sahand Sepehrnia is executive vice president of digital content strategy and business for CBS News, Stations, Entertainment and Sports. He leads content strategy and development and business operations across all CBS streaming platforms, where he is responsible for growing streaming audiences and revenue. Sepehrnia also oversees the incubation and development of new streaming channels, leveraging IP across the CBS portfolio.

    Sepehrnia joined CBS in February 2022 and previously served as senior vice president of streaming for CBS Stations. In his current role, he will continue to oversee the day-to-day and long-term strategic vision for the programming, production, editorial and operational functions of CBS Stations’ 14 local streaming channels, as well as oversight of CBS Stations’ digital business.

    Under his leadership, CBS Stations’ streaming channels have marked several records. In only two years, CBS Stations collectively grew to #1 in streaming in its markets from being ranked #4, cumulating more than eight billion minutes streamed in 2023. Additionally, Sepehrnia launched Car Chase – the first streaming channel with 24/7 police chases – and CBS News Detroit.

    Sepehrnia joined CBS Stations from The Walt Disney Company, where he served as executive director of content strategy and analysis for ABC Owned Television Stations. While there, he oversaw content strategy and analysis, business intelligence, data architecture and consumer research. Prior to that, Sepehrnia led digital strategy for Disney/ABC Television Group.

    Before joining Disney, Sepehrnia worked in corporate strategy at Mattel, where he focused on innovation and technology strategy, and helped drive hypergrowth in the company’s direct-to-consumer business.

    His background also includes positions with Bain & Company and firms in the private equity and M&A sectors.

    Sepehrnia earned his bachelor’s degree in management science with the highest distinction honors from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his MBA with six majors (entrepreneurship, management and strategy, finance, marketing, managerial analytics and decision sciences) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

    He is based on the west coast.

    January 2024

    Sahand Sepehrnia is executive vice president of digital content strategy and business for CBS News, Stations, Entertainment and Sports. He leads content strategy and development and business operations across all CBS streaming platforms, where he is responsible for growing streaming audiences and revenue. Sepehrnia also oversees the incubation and development of new streaming channels, leveraging IP across the CBS portfolio.

    Sepehrnia joined CBS in February 2022 and previously served as senior vice president of streaming for CBS Stations. In his current role, he will continue to oversee the day-to-day and long-term strategic vision for the programming, production, editorial and operational functions of CBS Stations’ 14 local streaming channels, as well as oversight of CBS Stations’ digital business.

    Under his leadership, CBS Stations’ streaming channels have marked several records. In only two years, CBS Stations collectively grew to #1 in streaming in its markets from being ranked #4, cumulating more than eight billion minutes streamed in 2023. Additionally, Sepehrnia launched Car Chase – the first streaming channel with 24/7 police chases – and CBS News Detroit.

    Sepehrnia joined CBS Stations from The Walt Disney Company, where he served as executive director of content strategy and analysis for ABC Owned Television Stations. While there, he oversaw content strategy and analysis, business intelligence, data architecture and consumer research. Prior to that, Sepehrnia led digital strategy for Disney/ABC Television Group.

    Before joining Disney, Sepehrnia worked in corporate strategy at Mattel, where he focused on innovation and technology strategy, and helped drive hypergrowth in the company’s direct-to-consumer business.

    His background also includes positions with Bain & Company and firms in the private equity and M&A sectors.

    Sepehrnia earned his bachelor’s degree in management science with the highest distinction honors from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his MBA with six majors (entrepreneurship, management and strategy, finance, marketing, managerial analytics and decision sciences) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

    He is based on the west coast.

  • Alison Pepper

    Senior Vice President for Talent Strategy for CBS News and Network Streaming

    Alison Pepper is senior vice president for talent strategy for CBS News and Network Streaming, where she oversees talent recruitment and development across all platforms. In this role, Pepper works to ensure CBS has the best journalists in front of and behind the camera. She was appointed to the new position in October 2021.

    Pepper has more than two decades of network news experience as both an enterprising network executive and senior producer at CBS News and 60 MINUTES. She was instrumental in helping to launch and run several CBS News broadcasts, and she is known for having an exceptional eye for finding and developing talent as well as creating award-winning production teams.

    Prior to her new position, Pepper was a talent agent at the Creative Artists Agency, where she represented some of the biggest names in the business. Additionally, she worked with those journalists to develop their intellectual property in other areas, including documentaries, podcasts, books and scripted series. Pepper joined CAA in its television department in February 2020.

    Prior to her time at CAA, Pepper spent almost two decades at CBS News, rising to senior producer for 60 MINUTES in 2017. In that role she helped to manage the broadcast, and worked to hire the next generation of reporters both on and off the air. In addition to those responsibilities, Pepper oversaw the development of documentaries from 60 MINUTES and CBS News archives, including the acclaimed documentary “Mike Wallace Is Here,” a co-production with Delirio Films.

    Pepper was senior producer of 60 Minutes Productions from January 2015 to February 2017. In that position, she was tasked with identifying distribution and film opportunities for 60 MINUTES and “60 Minutes Sports,” as well as expanding the 60 MINUTES brand internationally. She was a part of the development team that helped produce the film “Patriots Day,” released by CBS Films in 2016, and “American Jihad,” the corresponding documentary in partnership with Jigsaw Productions, which aired on Showtime. In combination with that role, she continued as senior broadcast manager of both broadcasts. 

    Pepper also helped expand the 60 MINUTES brand to cable with “60 Minutes Sports,” which ran for several seasons on Showtime, and helped create 60 MINUTES’ online presence with 60MinutesOT.

    Pepper joined 60 MINUTES in 2004 as the unit manager, and over the next decade would hold several key positions at the broadcast, including coordinating producer, senior broadcast manager and senior producer.

    Pepper served as CBS News’ executive director of recruitment and development for four years (2011-2015), hiring and promoting a number of rising journalists. She also created the CBS News associates program, a competitive entry-level program designed to identify talented aspiring journalists that has brought in more than 150 new journalists into CBS News.

    Pepper’s career at CBS News began as a page at the “Evening News with Dan Rather” in May 2000. She joined “60 Minutes II” as a broadcast associate the following year.

    Pepper graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in political science and Spanish.

    Alison Pepper is senior vice president for talent strategy for CBS News and Network Streaming, where she oversees talent recruitment and development across all platforms. In this role, Pepper works to ensure CBS has the best journalists in front of and behind the camera. She was appointed to the new position in October 2021.

    Pepper has more than two decades of network news experience as both an enterprising network executive and senior producer at CBS News and 60 MINUTES. She was instrumental in helping to launch and run several CBS News broadcasts, and she is known for having an exceptional eye for finding and developing talent as well as creating award-winning production teams.

    Prior to her new position, Pepper was a talent agent at the Creative Artists Agency, where she represented some of the biggest names in the business. Additionally, she worked with those journalists to develop their intellectual property in other areas, including documentaries, podcasts, books and scripted series. Pepper joined CAA in its television department in February 2020.

    Prior to her time at CAA, Pepper spent almost two decades at CBS News, rising to senior producer for 60 MINUTES in 2017. In that role she helped to manage the broadcast, and worked to hire the next generation of reporters both on and off the air. In addition to those responsibilities, Pepper oversaw the development of documentaries from 60 MINUTES and CBS News archives, including the acclaimed documentary “Mike Wallace Is Here,” a co-production with Delirio Films.

    Pepper was senior producer of 60 Minutes Productions from January 2015 to February 2017. In that position, she was tasked with identifying distribution and film opportunities for 60 MINUTES and “60 Minutes Sports,” as well as expanding the 60 MINUTES brand internationally. She was a part of the development team that helped produce the film “Patriots Day,” released by CBS Films in 2016, and “American Jihad,” the corresponding documentary in partnership with Jigsaw Productions, which aired on Showtime. In combination with that role, she continued as senior broadcast manager of both broadcasts. 

    Pepper also helped expand the 60 MINUTES brand to cable with “60 Minutes Sports,” which ran for several seasons on Showtime, and helped create 60 MINUTES’ online presence with 60MinutesOT.

    Pepper joined 60 MINUTES in 2004 as the unit manager, and over the next decade would hold several key positions at the broadcast, including coordinating producer, senior broadcast manager and senior producer.

    Pepper served as CBS News’ executive director of recruitment and development for four years (2011-2015), hiring and promoting a number of rising journalists. She also created the CBS News associates program, a competitive entry-level program designed to identify talented aspiring journalists that has brought in more than 150 new journalists into CBS News.

    Pepper’s career at CBS News began as a page at the “Evening News with Dan Rather” in May 2000. She joined “60 Minutes II” as a broadcast associate the following year.

    Pepper graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in political science and Spanish.

  • Jamie Reysen

    Senior Vice President, Digital Editorial, Growth and Engagement for CBS News and Stations

    January 2024

    Jamie Reysen is senior vice president of digital editorial, growth and engagement for CBS News and Stations, where she oversees a unified digital editorial operation that spans national and local.

    Reysen was promoted to this position in January 2024.

    She previously served as senior vice president of CBSNews.com and growth and engagement, overseeing editorial and growth strategy for CBS News’ national digital platforms.

    Reysen joined CBS News in 2019 as director of growth and engagement, leading a team that drove record reach for CBS News digital through a data-informed and audience-focused content strategy. As head of growth and engagement, she built a push notification team, expanded editorial partnerships off-platform and overhauled the organization’s YouTube strategy.

    Since assuming responsibility for the CBSNews.com team in 2022, she has worked across teams to amplify breaking news and exclusive network reporting. She has also expanded key verticals, including MoneyWatch and HealthWatch.

    Before joining CBS News, Reysen worked at Fox News, where she served as director of audience development. While at Fox, Reysen created and managed the breaking/trending news, SEO, homepage and YouTube teams. She also worked cross-departmentally to implement growth strategies for Fox’s digital properties and oversaw off-platform partnerships.

    Previously, Reysen managed amNewYork’s web staff as deputy editor of amNY.com, developing a new voice and direction for the site and launching its elections vertical. While at amNewYork, Reysen collaborated with the print staff to adopt improved breaking news workflows and a digital-first mentality across the team.

    Reysen began her career at News 12 as a digital producer for seven local regions.

    She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Emerson College.

    January 2024

    Jamie Reysen is senior vice president of digital editorial, growth and engagement for CBS News and Stations, where she oversees a unified digital editorial operation that spans national and local.

    Reysen was promoted to this position in January 2024.

    She previously served as senior vice president of CBSNews.com and growth and engagement, overseeing editorial and growth strategy for CBS News’ national digital platforms.

    Reysen joined CBS News in 2019 as director of growth and engagement, leading a team that drove record reach for CBS News digital through a data-informed and audience-focused content strategy. As head of growth and engagement, she built a push notification team, expanded editorial partnerships off-platform and overhauled the organization’s YouTube strategy.

    Since assuming responsibility for the CBSNews.com team in 2022, she has worked across teams to amplify breaking news and exclusive network reporting. She has also expanded key verticals, including MoneyWatch and HealthWatch.

    Before joining CBS News, Reysen worked at Fox News, where she served as director of audience development. While at Fox, Reysen created and managed the breaking/trending news, SEO, homepage and YouTube teams. She also worked cross-departmentally to implement growth strategies for Fox’s digital properties and oversaw off-platform partnerships.

    Previously, Reysen managed amNewYork’s web staff as deputy editor of amNY.com, developing a new voice and direction for the site and launching its elections vertical. While at amNewYork, Reysen collaborated with the print staff to adopt improved breaking news workflows and a digital-first mentality across the team.

    Reysen began her career at News 12 as a digital producer for seven local regions.

    She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Emerson College.

  • Wendy Fisher

    Vice President of Weather for CBS News and Stations

    April 2024

    Wendy Fisher is vice president of weather strategy for CBS News and Stations, where she oversees a national weather reporting unit that works closely with all CBS news programs and the more than 60 meteorologists and weather production teams across CBS News and Stations and CMV.

    Through the weather unit, Fisher unites CBS News and Stations’ local and national teams, employing cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality to deliver crucial weather stories that resonate with our audience every day.

    Fisher joined CBS News and Stations after a more than 30-year career in newsgathering at ABC News.

    From 2020 to 2023, Fisher served as senior vice president of global newsgathering, where she managed coverage of local, national and international news stories, such as the war in Ukraine, mass shootings, major weather events and natural disasters. Fisher’s contributions where pivotal to ABC News’ coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, protests following the murder of George Floyd, political campaigns and terrorist attacks.

    Fisher began her career at ABC News in 1989. She has served as vice president of newsgathering, executive editor, national editor and assignment editor. During her career, she also mentored and coached on- and off-camera staffers. Fisher also served as a lecturer in advanced reporting in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University.

    Fisher graduated from Amherst College and received her master’s in French studies from New York University.

    April 2024

    Wendy Fisher is vice president of weather strategy for CBS News and Stations, where she oversees a national weather reporting unit that works closely with all CBS news programs and the more than 60 meteorologists and weather production teams across CBS News and Stations and CMV.

    Through the weather unit, Fisher unites CBS News and Stations’ local and national teams, employing cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality to deliver crucial weather stories that resonate with our audience every day.

    Fisher joined CBS News and Stations after a more than 30-year career in newsgathering at ABC News.

    From 2020 to 2023, Fisher served as senior vice president of global newsgathering, where she managed coverage of local, national and international news stories, such as the war in Ukraine, mass shootings, major weather events and natural disasters. Fisher’s contributions where pivotal to ABC News’ coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, protests following the murder of George Floyd, political campaigns and terrorist attacks.

    Fisher began her career at ABC News in 1989. She has served as vice president of newsgathering, executive editor, national editor and assignment editor. During her career, she also mentored and coached on- and off-camera staffers. Fisher also served as a lecturer in advanced reporting in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University.

    Fisher graduated from Amherst College and received her master’s in French studies from New York University.

  • Mark X. Lima

    Vice President, Washington Bureau Chief

    Mark Lima is vice president and Washington bureau chief at CBS News. As the Washington bureau chief, Lima oversees the newsgathering and management of the Network’s largest bureau that is also home to the CBS EVENING NEWS and FACE THE NATION. He reports to Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, CBS News president.

    Lima joined CBS News in 2020 as West Coast bureau chief. During his time leading that bureau, CBS News covered major stories of national importance, including the California recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, California’s deadly wildfire seasons of 2021 and 2020, and the general election of 2020.

    Prior to joining CBS News in 2020, Lima worked at Univision/Fusion, where since 2013 he served as vice president of news, overseeing news coverage and impact programming in English for Univision/Fusion. While there, he served as the executive producer of the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning weekly Facebook Watch program “Real America with Jorge Ramos,” which pushed the boundary of multiplatform and digital storytelling and featured prominent political interviews ahead of the 2020 election, with candidates including Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Julian Castro. In 2016, Lima was an executive producer of Fusion’s prescient Emmy-nominated documentary “The Naked Truth: Trumpland,” an in-depth look at Trump voters across the country ahead of the election. He also coordinated Fusion/Univision’s coverage of President Obama’s visit to Cuba and daily coverage of the 2016 political conventions.

    Before joining Univision/Fusion, Lima worked at ABC News for 15 years, most recently as a senior producer at Nightline where he participated in coordinating coverage of key special events, including Nightline’s coverage of former President Barack Obama’s 2008 inauguration and the network’s 2012 election night coverage. He also produced affiliate coverage of the 2000 political conventions as well as election night coverage from the Bush campaign headquarters in Austin, Texas, and the subsequent recount from Tallahassee, Fla.

    Lima served as ABC News’ deputy bureau chief in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2008, and was the director of sports and special projects at ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate newsgathering service.

    Lima has been honored with the Peabody Award and multiple News Emmys. He is a graduate of Penn State University.

    Mark Lima is vice president and Washington bureau chief at CBS News. As the Washington bureau chief, Lima oversees the newsgathering and management of the Network’s largest bureau that is also home to the CBS EVENING NEWS and FACE THE NATION. He reports to Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, CBS News president.

    Lima joined CBS News in 2020 as West Coast bureau chief. During his time leading that bureau, CBS News covered major stories of national importance, including the California recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, California’s deadly wildfire seasons of 2021 and 2020, and the general election of 2020.

    Prior to joining CBS News in 2020, Lima worked at Univision/Fusion, where since 2013 he served as vice president of news, overseeing news coverage and impact programming in English for Univision/Fusion. While there, he served as the executive producer of the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning weekly Facebook Watch program “Real America with Jorge Ramos,” which pushed the boundary of multiplatform and digital storytelling and featured prominent political interviews ahead of the 2020 election, with candidates including Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Julian Castro. In 2016, Lima was an executive producer of Fusion’s prescient Emmy-nominated documentary “The Naked Truth: Trumpland,” an in-depth look at Trump voters across the country ahead of the election. He also coordinated Fusion/Univision’s coverage of President Obama’s visit to Cuba and daily coverage of the 2016 political conventions.

    Before joining Univision/Fusion, Lima worked at ABC News for 15 years, most recently as a senior producer at Nightline where he participated in coordinating coverage of key special events, including Nightline’s coverage of former President Barack Obama’s 2008 inauguration and the network’s 2012 election night coverage. He also produced affiliate coverage of the 2000 political conventions as well as election night coverage from the Bush campaign headquarters in Austin, Texas, and the subsequent recount from Tallahassee, Fla.

    Lima served as ABC News’ deputy bureau chief in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2008, and was the director of sports and special projects at ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate newsgathering service.

    Lima has been honored with the Peabody Award and multiple News Emmys. He is a graduate of Penn State University.

  • Andrew Roy

    London Bureau Chief, CBS News

    June 2024

    Andrew Roy is vice president and London bureau chief for CBS News and oversees all editorial coverage, newsgathering and correspondents out of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Canada and Asia. He is based out of the CBS News London bureau.

    A global newsroom leader with more than three decades in international journalism, Roy joined CBS News from the BBC after spending 34 years as a producer and news executive. Most recently, Roy was head of Foreign News for BBC TV, radio and digital where he led international news coverage for one of the largest news organizations in the world. As head of the foreign news division, Roy oversaw several hundred staff in bureaus around the world. Prior to that role, he served as the head of BBC World News Channel where he oversaw its editorial programming and operations. Roy also has oversight of the CBS News and BBC editorial partnership that he helped form prior to joining the Network in 2022.

    Throughout his career, Roy has covered a wide range of global news events, from the elections of popes and presidents, multiple military conflicts including the wars in Bosnia, Somalia, and Iraq and natural disasters such as the Indonesian tsunami, among others. Since joining CBS News, Roy has overseen the network’s coverage in Israel and Gaza following the October 7 Hamas terror attacks, Ukraine as Russia’s war continues, as well as the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the coronation of King Charles III in the UK.

    During his tenure with the BBC, Roy additionally served as Europe bureau chief (2001-2005) in Brussels, North America bureau chief (1994-2001) in Washington, DC and senior newsgathering producer in London (1987-1994). Roy began his career in 1984 as a radio reporter for Radio NZ News in New Zealand.

    Roy earned a Master of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He lives in the UK.

    June 2024

    Andrew Roy is vice president and London bureau chief for CBS News and oversees all editorial coverage, newsgathering and correspondents out of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Canada and Asia. He is based out of the CBS News London bureau.

    A global newsroom leader with more than three decades in international journalism, Roy joined CBS News from the BBC after spending 34 years as a producer and news executive. Most recently, Roy was head of Foreign News for BBC TV, radio and digital where he led international news coverage for one of the largest news organizations in the world. As head of the foreign news division, Roy oversaw several hundred staff in bureaus around the world. Prior to that role, he served as the head of BBC World News Channel where he oversaw its editorial programming and operations. Roy also has oversight of the CBS News and BBC editorial partnership that he helped form prior to joining the Network in 2022.

    Throughout his career, Roy has covered a wide range of global news events, from the elections of popes and presidents, multiple military conflicts including the wars in Bosnia, Somalia, and Iraq and natural disasters such as the Indonesian tsunami, among others. Since joining CBS News, Roy has overseen the network’s coverage in Israel and Gaza following the October 7 Hamas terror attacks, Ukraine as Russia’s war continues, as well as the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the coronation of King Charles III in the UK.

    During his tenure with the BBC, Roy additionally served as Europe bureau chief (2001-2005) in Brussels, North America bureau chief (1994-2001) in Washington, DC and senior newsgathering producer in London (1987-1994). Roy began his career in 1984 as a radio reporter for Radio NZ News in New Zealand.

    Roy earned a Master of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He lives in the UK.

  • Brian Applegate

    Executive Producer, CBS SATURDAY MORNING

    September 2021

    Brian Applegate is the executive producer of CBS SATURDAY MORNING, a role he has held since February 2019. Applegate has been with the program since 2013 and previously served as the show’s senior broadcast producer.

    Since joining CBS SATURDAY MORNING, Applegate has transformed the broadcast into a home for long-form storytelling and a showcase for emerging talent. Each week, in addition to the day’s news, the show tries to expose viewers to new voices in the world of art, literature, food and music. In 2014 Applegate launched CBS SATURDAY MORNING’s “Saturday Sessions” segment, which has now become a highly respected go-to segment for new bands and legendary musicians. The program’s “The Dish” segment won the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Television Segment.

    In 2013 Applegate served as senior broadcast producer of “CBS This Morning” where, in addition to the daily broadcast, he also oversaw the Network’s breaking news coverage of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

    Prior to that, Applegate was executive producer of CBS News’ overnight broadcast “Up to the Minute” and the CBS MORNING NEWS. He was responsible for the Network’s overnight breaking news cut-ins, including the death of Ted Kennedy and the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Applegate joined CBS News in 2008 as a senior producer for “Up to the Minute” after three years as a WCBS-TV producer. Prior to that position, he was a producer at the NBC affiliate WHDH-TV where he won a regional Edward R Murrow Award for Breaking News. He began his career at WSTM in Syracuse, N.Y.

    September 2021

    Brian Applegate is the executive producer of CBS SATURDAY MORNING, a role he has held since February 2019. Applegate has been with the program since 2013 and previously served as the show’s senior broadcast producer.

    Since joining CBS SATURDAY MORNING, Applegate has transformed the broadcast into a home for long-form storytelling and a showcase for emerging talent. Each week, in addition to the day’s news, the show tries to expose viewers to new voices in the world of art, literature, food and music. In 2014 Applegate launched CBS SATURDAY MORNING’s “Saturday Sessions” segment, which has now become a highly respected go-to segment for new bands and legendary musicians. The program’s “The Dish” segment won the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Television Segment.

    In 2013 Applegate served as senior broadcast producer of “CBS This Morning” where, in addition to the daily broadcast, he also oversaw the Network’s breaking news coverage of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

    Prior to that, Applegate was executive producer of CBS News’ overnight broadcast “Up to the Minute” and the CBS MORNING NEWS. He was responsible for the Network’s overnight breaking news cut-ins, including the death of Ted Kennedy and the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Applegate joined CBS News in 2008 as a senior producer for “Up to the Minute” after three years as a WCBS-TV producer. Prior to that position, he was a producer at the NBC affiliate WHDH-TV where he won a regional Edward R Murrow Award for Breaking News. He began his career at WSTM in Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Mary Hager

    Executive Producer, FACE THE NATION, Executive Editor for Politics

    Mary Hager has served as executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning and #1 Sunday morning public affairs program FACE THE NATION since 2011, working with moderators Bob Schieffer, John Dickerson and Margaret Brennan. Hager is also CBS News’ executive editor for politics where she oversees the Network’s political coverage across its platforms.

    Hager was named executive editor for politics at CBS News in January 2022. In this role, Hager brings her decades of political reporting and producing to overseeing CBS News’ political coverage across all of its platforms.

    As executive producer for the second longest-running program on television, Hager has led the program to win multiple awards and recognitions including an Emmy Award for its 2013 coverage of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination; a 2019 Wilbur Award; a first place National Headliner Award for the program’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the 2022 Radio Television Digital News Association “First Amendment” Award.

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hager has worked with the FACE THE NATION team and moderator Margaret Brennan to focus on the impact of the pandemic on every aspect of American life as well as the Trump and Biden administration’s response to the public health crisis. The broadcast has featured numerous interviews with lawmakers, local and federal elected officials, public health experts, doctors, economists, and world leaders about efforts to untangle society from the grip of the pandemic.

    Prior to becoming executive producer, Hager was FACE THE NATION’s senior producer. Hager has covered virtually every presidential campaign, convention and election night over the past 30 years at CBS News, in capacities ranging from embed to anchor producer to executive producer of midterm coverage. She spent more than 15 years as CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer’s producer.

    Throughout her career at CBS News, Hager has played a key role in the preparation of presidential debate moderators including serving as the lead editorial producer for John Dickerson during the two CBS News 2016 presidential primary debates, and the 2012 debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates and moderated by Bob Schieffer.

    Hager began her career at CBS News in 1991 as a researcher in the CBS News political unit, and from there moved to Capitol Hill to work with Schieffer as Senate producer in 1993. In 1999, she moved to the Atlanta bureau, working with CBS News correspondents Byron Pitts and Mark Strassmann covering the southeast and 2000 campaign, including the presidential recount in Tallahassee.

    In 2001, Hager returned to Washington as a producer on CBS EVENING NEWS, where she spent eight years covering Congress, politics, the 2004 Kerry campaign, and the George W. Bush White House. She moved to FACE THE NATION in 2009.

    Hager is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

    Mary Hager has served as executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning and #1 Sunday morning public affairs program FACE THE NATION since 2011, working with moderators Bob Schieffer, John Dickerson and Margaret Brennan. Hager is also CBS News’ executive editor for politics where she oversees the Network’s political coverage across its platforms.

    Hager was named executive editor for politics at CBS News in January 2022. In this role, Hager brings her decades of political reporting and producing to overseeing CBS News’ political coverage across all of its platforms.

    As executive producer for the second longest-running program on television, Hager has led the program to win multiple awards and recognitions including an Emmy Award for its 2013 coverage of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination; a 2019 Wilbur Award; a first place National Headliner Award for the program’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the 2022 Radio Television Digital News Association “First Amendment” Award.

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hager has worked with the FACE THE NATION team and moderator Margaret Brennan to focus on the impact of the pandemic on every aspect of American life as well as the Trump and Biden administration’s response to the public health crisis. The broadcast has featured numerous interviews with lawmakers, local and federal elected officials, public health experts, doctors, economists, and world leaders about efforts to untangle society from the grip of the pandemic.

    Prior to becoming executive producer, Hager was FACE THE NATION’s senior producer. Hager has covered virtually every presidential campaign, convention and election night over the past 30 years at CBS News, in capacities ranging from embed to anchor producer to executive producer of midterm coverage. She spent more than 15 years as CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer’s producer.

    Throughout her career at CBS News, Hager has played a key role in the preparation of presidential debate moderators including serving as the lead editorial producer for John Dickerson during the two CBS News 2016 presidential primary debates, and the 2012 debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates and moderated by Bob Schieffer.

    Hager began her career at CBS News in 1991 as a researcher in the CBS News political unit, and from there moved to Capitol Hill to work with Schieffer as Senate producer in 1993. In 1999, she moved to the Atlanta bureau, working with CBS News correspondents Byron Pitts and Mark Strassmann covering the southeast and 2000 campaign, including the presidential recount in Tallahassee.

    In 2001, Hager returned to Washington as a producer on CBS EVENING NEWS, where she spent eight years covering Congress, politics, the 2004 Kerry campaign, and the George W. Bush White House. She moved to FACE THE NATION in 2009.

    Hager is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

  • Melissa Mahtani

    Executive Producer of CBS News Confirmed

    April 2024

    Melissa Mahtani is executive producer of CBS News Confirmed where she focuses on developing the television, digital and social media presentation of the work of the CBS News Confirmed unit, an initiative to identify, combat and inform viewers of misinformation.

    Mahtani joined CBS News and Stations in April 2024 with nearly two decades of experience, including international reporting, producing content for multiple platforms and innovating storytelling. She most recently served as a senior producer and reporter for CNN.

    CBS News Confirmed brings together a team of highly skilled journalists who use data and technology to verify and fact-check questionable videos and reports and explain CBS News’ verification process.

    Before joining CBS News and Stations, Mahtani worked at CNN, where she was a senior producer and reporter for CNN’s digital team. In that role, she reported for CNN’s gender-focused “As Equals” team; was a senior producer for the live news team, writing blogs and covering some of the most significant global events; and she created and launched the “Inside CNN” newsletter, which was sent to more than 850,000 users. Additionally, she was a senior producer on CNN’s Facebook Watch show “Go There” and a senior producer on Sanjay Gupta’s “Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction” podcast in reaction to the need for facts around the outbreak, which earned the 2020 Best Podcast Eppy Award.

    Earlier at CNN, she was a producer on “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” “Reliable Sources,” “Erin Burnett Out Front” and “The World Right Now with Hala Gorani.”

    During her career, Mahtani has lived and worked in Zambia, the U.K., France, Spain, Italy and the United States. She has also interviewed a wide range of newsmakers, including Afghanistan’s youngest mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, and the first lady of Namibia, as well as celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Kristin Davis, Adwoa Aboah and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

    Prior to CNN, Mahtani was a news producer at France 24 and earlier at ITN. She began her career at CNBC in 2007.

    Mahtani earned a Bachelor of Arts from King’s College London and a postgraduate diploma from the London School of Journalism.

    April 2024

    Melissa Mahtani is executive producer of CBS News Confirmed where she focuses on developing the television, digital and social media presentation of the work of the CBS News Confirmed unit, an initiative to identify, combat and inform viewers of misinformation.

    Mahtani joined CBS News and Stations in April 2024 with nearly two decades of experience, including international reporting, producing content for multiple platforms and innovating storytelling. She most recently served as a senior producer and reporter for CNN.

    CBS News Confirmed brings together a team of highly skilled journalists who use data and technology to verify and fact-check questionable videos and reports and explain CBS News’ verification process.

    Before joining CBS News and Stations, Mahtani worked at CNN, where she was a senior producer and reporter for CNN’s digital team. In that role, she reported for CNN’s gender-focused “As Equals” team; was a senior producer for the live news team, writing blogs and covering some of the most significant global events; and she created and launched the “Inside CNN” newsletter, which was sent to more than 850,000 users. Additionally, she was a senior producer on CNN’s Facebook Watch show “Go There” and a senior producer on Sanjay Gupta’s “Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction” podcast in reaction to the need for facts around the outbreak, which earned the 2020 Best Podcast Eppy Award.

    Earlier at CNN, she was a producer on “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” “Reliable Sources,” “Erin Burnett Out Front” and “The World Right Now with Hala Gorani.”

    During her career, Mahtani has lived and worked in Zambia, the U.K., France, Spain, Italy and the United States. She has also interviewed a wide range of newsmakers, including Afghanistan’s youngest mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, and the first lady of Namibia, as well as celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Kristin Davis, Adwoa Aboah and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

    Prior to CNN, Mahtani was a news producer at France 24 and earlier at ITN. She began her career at CNBC in 2007.

    Mahtani earned a Bachelor of Arts from King’s College London and a postgraduate diploma from the London School of Journalism.

  • Rand Morrison

    Executive Producer, CBS SUNDAY MORNING

    December 2019

    Rand Morrison is the executive producer of CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

    He is the winner of 10 Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Under Morrison’s leadership, CBS SUNDAY MORNING has earned two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program.

    Before joining CBS SUNDAY MORNING in 1999, he served as executive producer of CBS News Productions, where he produced, among other projects, the critically acclaimed 13-part “Century of Country” series on the history of country music for the Nashville Network.

    Prior to that, Morrison served in senior management positions on several CBS News magazines, including senior broadcast producer for “Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel” and 48 HOURS, and senior producer for “Eye to Eye with Connie Chung.”

    Before joining 48 HOURS, Morrison was a producer for the Weekend Editions of the CBS EVENING NEWS and served as a broadcast producer for the CBS MORNING NEWS. He joined CBS News in 1982 as a writer for “Nightwatch,” the overnight news broadcast, after having held a variety of positions at the Associated Press and United Press International (1977-1982).

    Morrison was born in Cleveland and was graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. in English and from Northwestern University with a master's degree in journalism.

    He lives in New York.

    December 2019

    Rand Morrison is the executive producer of CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

    He is the winner of 10 Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Under Morrison’s leadership, CBS SUNDAY MORNING has earned two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program.

    Before joining CBS SUNDAY MORNING in 1999, he served as executive producer of CBS News Productions, where he produced, among other projects, the critically acclaimed 13-part “Century of Country” series on the history of country music for the Nashville Network.

    Prior to that, Morrison served in senior management positions on several CBS News magazines, including senior broadcast producer for “Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel” and 48 HOURS, and senior producer for “Eye to Eye with Connie Chung.”

    Before joining 48 HOURS, Morrison was a producer for the Weekend Editions of the CBS EVENING NEWS and served as a broadcast producer for the CBS MORNING NEWS. He joined CBS News in 1982 as a writer for “Nightwatch,” the overnight news broadcast, after having held a variety of positions at the Associated Press and United Press International (1977-1982).

    Morrison was born in Cleveland and was graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. in English and from Northwestern University with a master's degree in journalism.

    He lives in New York.

  • Bill Owens

    Executive Producer, 60 MINUTES

    October 2023

     

    Bill Owens is the executive producer of the venerable CBS newsmagazine 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program.

    Owens led 60 MINUTES to a breakout season in 2022-23. The broadcast ended its 55th season as TV’s #1 non-sports primetime program and was the week’s #1 primetime broadcast five times. The CBS newsmagazine averaged nearly 9 million viewers per week, and over 11 million viewers for major newsmaker interviews, with another 15.2 million views across all digital platforms.

    Owens has steered 60 MINUTES through the COVID-19 pandemic, the impeachments of former President Donald Trump, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and more.

    Owens took the helm of the long-running, prestige news program in February of 2019 after 12 years of supervising the broadcast’s content in two senior positions. First as senior producer and then as executive editor, Owens had editorial and production input in the creation of nearly a thousand 60 MINUTES segments from conception through screening and broadcast. Before taking his management role at the newsmagazine, the 34-year veteran of CBS News excelled at every level of responsibility while covering the gamut of international and domestic news events.

    Owens was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful Media Leaders in 2019 and 2022.

    Under his leadership, 60 MINUTES has been honored with its second Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (2022) and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Recorded News Program (2021.)

    In addition to the many awards garnered by the 60 MINUTES stories he has shaped and supervised, Owens has received numerous Emmy Awards, an IRE Award and contributed to a RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award. Towson University, Owens’ alma mater, honored him with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in May 2012. He has been nominated by the Producer Guild Awards for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

    In 2012, prior to his senior roles with 60 MINUTES, Owens co-executive produced and launched 60 MINUTES SPORTS, a monthly sports edition of 60 MINUTES that ran five seasons on Showtime. Owens also launched 60MinutesOvertime.com, the first website programmed entirely with originally produced 60 MINUTES content, and has supervised its staff and production since its debut in 2010.

    Owens joined 60 MINUTES’ senior staff as senior broadcast producer in 2007 from the CBS EVENING NEWS, where he also served as senior broadcast producer. He first joined 60 MINUTES in 2003 and worked with Scott Pelley producing segments that included coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the genocide in Sudan, climate change and a memorable profile of controversial NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski.

    Before that, the Pelley-Owens team produced segments for 60 MINUTES II, highlighted by an hour-long interview with President George W. Bush on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The team also covered the American invasion of Iraq as a unilateral correspondent-producer team on the ground, contributing news-making reports to all CBS News programs.

    In the late 1990s, Owens was the CBS News senior White House producer. Working with Pelley, Bill Plante and Rita Braver, he covered the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and broke major stories in the scandal that ran up to the historic event, in addition to many other Washington stories. Owens was the anchor producer for Paula Zahn and Harry Smith when they anchored CBS THIS MORNING. Prior to that, he was the broadcast’s coordinating producer in New York.

    In his first jobs for CBS, Owens served as a national desk assignment editor, field producer and desk assistant for CBS News and for WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York.

    Owens began his journalism career in 1988 as a summer intern for CBS News working at the national political conventions in Atlanta and New Orleans.

    Owens is from Oyster Bay, N.Y. He graduated from Towson University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and has two children.

    October 2023

     

    Bill Owens is the executive producer of the venerable CBS newsmagazine 60 MINUTES, America’s #1 news program.

    Owens led 60 MINUTES to a breakout season in 2022-23. The broadcast ended its 55th season as TV’s #1 non-sports primetime program and was the week’s #1 primetime broadcast five times. The CBS newsmagazine averaged nearly 9 million viewers per week, and over 11 million viewers for major newsmaker interviews, with another 15.2 million views across all digital platforms.

    Owens has steered 60 MINUTES through the COVID-19 pandemic, the impeachments of former President Donald Trump, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and more.

    Owens took the helm of the long-running, prestige news program in February of 2019 after 12 years of supervising the broadcast’s content in two senior positions. First as senior producer and then as executive editor, Owens had editorial and production input in the creation of nearly a thousand 60 MINUTES segments from conception through screening and broadcast. Before taking his management role at the newsmagazine, the 34-year veteran of CBS News excelled at every level of responsibility while covering the gamut of international and domestic news events.

    Owens was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful Media Leaders in 2019 and 2022.

    Under his leadership, 60 MINUTES has been honored with its second Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (2022) and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Recorded News Program (2021.)

    In addition to the many awards garnered by the 60 MINUTES stories he has shaped and supervised, Owens has received numerous Emmy Awards, an IRE Award and contributed to a RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award. Towson University, Owens’ alma mater, honored him with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in May 2012. He has been nominated by the Producer Guild Awards for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

    In 2012, prior to his senior roles with 60 MINUTES, Owens co-executive produced and launched 60 MINUTES SPORTS, a monthly sports edition of 60 MINUTES that ran five seasons on Showtime. Owens also launched 60MinutesOvertime.com, the first website programmed entirely with originally produced 60 MINUTES content, and has supervised its staff and production since its debut in 2010.

    Owens joined 60 MINUTES’ senior staff as senior broadcast producer in 2007 from the CBS EVENING NEWS, where he also served as senior broadcast producer. He first joined 60 MINUTES in 2003 and worked with Scott Pelley producing segments that included coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the genocide in Sudan, climate change and a memorable profile of controversial NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski.

    Before that, the Pelley-Owens team produced segments for 60 MINUTES II, highlighted by an hour-long interview with President George W. Bush on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The team also covered the American invasion of Iraq as a unilateral correspondent-producer team on the ground, contributing news-making reports to all CBS News programs.

    In the late 1990s, Owens was the CBS News senior White House producer. Working with Pelley, Bill Plante and Rita Braver, he covered the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and broke major stories in the scandal that ran up to the historic event, in addition to many other Washington stories. Owens was the anchor producer for Paula Zahn and Harry Smith when they anchored CBS THIS MORNING. Prior to that, he was the broadcast’s coordinating producer in New York.

    In his first jobs for CBS, Owens served as a national desk assignment editor, field producer and desk assistant for CBS News and for WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York.

    Owens began his journalism career in 1988 as a summer intern for CBS News working at the national political conventions in Atlanta and New Orleans.

    Owens is from Oyster Bay, N.Y. He graduated from Towson University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and has two children.

  • Alvin Patrick

    Executive Producer, CBS News Streaming Originals and Race and Culture

    December 2022  

    Award-winning journalist Alvin Patrick is the executive producer of CBS News Streaming Originals and the CBS News Race and Culture Unit.  

    As head of CBS News Streaming Originals, Patrick oversees the team that delivers original reporting and branded/sponsored content for the CBS News Streaming Network and CBS News’ digital properties, including Paramount+. He oversees CBS REPORTS, the original longform specials and documentaries unit, as well as shows such as HERE COMES THE SUN, EYE ON AMERICA and PERSON TO PERSON WITH NORAH O’DONNELL on CBS News Streaming.   

    In addition, Patrick leads the CBS News Race and Culture Unit, which works with the executive producers of all platforms across the Network and with CBS Stations to ensure the reporting reflects diverse perspectives. His team also works closely with CBS News Standards and Practices to assure all reporting meets CBS News’ rigorous guidelines. He is the founding executive producer of the Race and Culture Unit, which was created in the summer of 2020. Since then, Patrick and his team have overseen numerous specials that have been featured on primetime television and across CBS News streaming properties, including the primetime special TULSA 1921: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY and a one-hour special for the 10-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s killing, both hosted by CBS MORNINGS co-host Gayle King. In addition, he oversees CBS Village, an online repository featuring CBS News reporting on diverse communities. 

    Patrick has more than three decades of experience in the broadcast and cable television business. Patrick joined CBS News in 2012 as a senior producer working exclusively with CBS News special correspondent James Brown. He has produced reports for 60 MINUTES, 60 MINUTES SPORTS for Showtime, CBS MORNINGS, the CBS EVENING NEWS, FACE THE NATION and 48 HOURS. Patrick continues to work with James Brown on projects across CBS, including Brown’s weekly sports news roundup on the CBS News Streaming Network.   

    Before joining CBS News, Patrick was a senior producer for ABC News’ “Nightline” (2009-2011) and was a senior producer for the digital newsmagazine “The Daily” (2011-2012). Earlier, he was executive producer of ESPN’s “Cold Pizza” and “ESPN News” (2005-2009). He served as executive producer and vice president at MTV Networks (2001-2004), and he was a producer on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (1999-2000). He began his broadcast network career at ABC News and ABC Sports (1989-1998). 

    Patrick’s work has earned him numerous awards, including six national Emmy nominations, six National Association of Black Journalists awards, a Gabriel Award and a Freddie Award. He also shared two Edward R. Murrow Awards with his colleagues at CBS News. 

    Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts (broadcast journalism) from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and a Master of Fine Arts degree in television production from City University of New York-Brooklyn College. 

    December 2022  

    Award-winning journalist Alvin Patrick is the executive producer of CBS News Streaming Originals and the CBS News Race and Culture Unit.  

    As head of CBS News Streaming Originals, Patrick oversees the team that delivers original reporting and branded/sponsored content for the CBS News Streaming Network and CBS News’ digital properties, including Paramount+. He oversees CBS REPORTS, the original longform specials and documentaries unit, as well as shows such as HERE COMES THE SUN, EYE ON AMERICA and PERSON TO PERSON WITH NORAH O’DONNELL on CBS News Streaming.   

    In addition, Patrick leads the CBS News Race and Culture Unit, which works with the executive producers of all platforms across the Network and with CBS Stations to ensure the reporting reflects diverse perspectives. His team also works closely with CBS News Standards and Practices to assure all reporting meets CBS News’ rigorous guidelines. He is the founding executive producer of the Race and Culture Unit, which was created in the summer of 2020. Since then, Patrick and his team have overseen numerous specials that have been featured on primetime television and across CBS News streaming properties, including the primetime special TULSA 1921: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY and a one-hour special for the 10-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s killing, both hosted by CBS MORNINGS co-host Gayle King. In addition, he oversees CBS Village, an online repository featuring CBS News reporting on diverse communities. 

    Patrick has more than three decades of experience in the broadcast and cable television business. Patrick joined CBS News in 2012 as a senior producer working exclusively with CBS News special correspondent James Brown. He has produced reports for 60 MINUTES, 60 MINUTES SPORTS for Showtime, CBS MORNINGS, the CBS EVENING NEWS, FACE THE NATION and 48 HOURS. Patrick continues to work with James Brown on projects across CBS, including Brown’s weekly sports news roundup on the CBS News Streaming Network.   

    Before joining CBS News, Patrick was a senior producer for ABC News’ “Nightline” (2009-2011) and was a senior producer for the digital newsmagazine “The Daily” (2011-2012). Earlier, he was executive producer of ESPN’s “Cold Pizza” and “ESPN News” (2005-2009). He served as executive producer and vice president at MTV Networks (2001-2004), and he was a producer on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (1999-2000). He began his broadcast network career at ABC News and ABC Sports (1989-1998). 

    Patrick’s work has earned him numerous awards, including six national Emmy nominations, six National Association of Black Journalists awards, a Gabriel Award and a Freddie Award. He also shared two Edward R. Murrow Awards with his colleagues at CBS News. 

    Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts (broadcast journalism) from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and a Master of Fine Arts degree in television production from City University of New York-Brooklyn College. 

  • David Reiter

    Executive Producer, Special Events, CBS News

    February 2022

    David Reiter was named executive producer, special events, CBS News in February 2022. He oversees breaking news and major global event coverage, including the upcoming State of the Union, CBS News’ midterm elections and election night, across traditional linear and digital platforms. He reports to Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations.

    Prior to joining CBS News, Reiter spent more than 20 years in senior roles at ABC News.

    At ABC News, Reiter served as executive producer of special events from 2017-2021. He helped launch and was executive producer and head of programming for the network’s digital streaming news service. From 2008-2017, he was vice president and domestic managing editor of newsgathering, which included oversight of presidential campaign coverage and the ABC News polling unit.

    Between 2000 and 2008, Reiter rose through the ranks at ABC News, from a coordinating producer to senior producer of the network’s special events, and he was a senior broadcast producer for “ABC World News Tonight Weekend.” Reiter was based in L.A. from 2000-2003 as acting and deputy bureau chief. And in 2003 he led the ABC News Baghdad bureau during the Iraq War and fall of Saddam Hussein.

    Reiter began his career at ABC News in 1994 as a desk assistant and served as a campaign embed in the 1996 presidential election before moving into producing roles.

    Reiter’s career has earned him 11 Edward R. Murrow Awards, eight Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and a duPont-Columbia University Award.

    He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy studies and economics from Duke University.

    February 2022

    David Reiter was named executive producer, special events, CBS News in February 2022. He oversees breaking news and major global event coverage, including the upcoming State of the Union, CBS News’ midterm elections and election night, across traditional linear and digital platforms. He reports to Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations.

    Prior to joining CBS News, Reiter spent more than 20 years in senior roles at ABC News.

    At ABC News, Reiter served as executive producer of special events from 2017-2021. He helped launch and was executive producer and head of programming for the network’s digital streaming news service. From 2008-2017, he was vice president and domestic managing editor of newsgathering, which included oversight of presidential campaign coverage and the ABC News polling unit.

    Between 2000 and 2008, Reiter rose through the ranks at ABC News, from a coordinating producer to senior producer of the network’s special events, and he was a senior broadcast producer for “ABC World News Tonight Weekend.” Reiter was based in L.A. from 2000-2003 as acting and deputy bureau chief. And in 2003 he led the ABC News Baghdad bureau during the Iraq War and fall of Saddam Hussein.

    Reiter began his career at ABC News in 1994 as a desk assistant and served as a campaign embed in the 1996 presidential election before moving into producing roles.

    Reiter’s career has earned him 11 Edward R. Murrow Awards, eight Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and a duPont-Columbia University Award.

    He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy studies and economics from Duke University.

  • Alturo Rhymes

    Executive Producer, Daily News, CBS News

    February 2024

    Alturo Rhymes was named executive producer of daily news in February 2024. In this new role, Rhymes oversees daily news and breaking news coverage produced by CBS News and broadcast across all platforms.

    Rhymes works closely with the newsgathering teams based in CBS News bureaus, Stations, Streaming and CBS News show producers to guide decision-making of the daily editorial story coverage across all CBS News platforms.

    Rhymes, an award-winning journalist and producer, has been at CBS News since 2005.

    Most recently, Rhymes was executive story editor for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL. Previously, he was co-senior broadcast producer of the broadcast.

    During his career with CBS News, Rhymes has produced and led teams covering major domestic, international and breaking news events ranging from the aftermath of Katrina to the unrest in Ferguson and the papal visits to Cuba.

    He joined CBS News in 2005 as a producer at Newspath and soon moved into a producer position on the CBS WEEKEND NEWS and then the CBS EVENING NEWS in 2011. He was promoted to senior producer in 2017.

    He joined CBS after working at NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN.

    Rhymes’ work has earned him numerous journalism awards, including a DuPont Award for CBS News’ coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, a News and Documentary Emmy Award for a CBS EVENING NEWS’ multi-part series on the National Guard’s Challenge Academy, two Delta Sigma Chi awards and multiple NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards.

    Rhymes holds a master’s in news media studies from American University, School of Communication and a bachelor’s in English arts from Hampton University.

    He is based in New York.

    February 2024

    Alturo Rhymes was named executive producer of daily news in February 2024. In this new role, Rhymes oversees daily news and breaking news coverage produced by CBS News and broadcast across all platforms.

    Rhymes works closely with the newsgathering teams based in CBS News bureaus, Stations, Streaming and CBS News show producers to guide decision-making of the daily editorial story coverage across all CBS News platforms.

    Rhymes, an award-winning journalist and producer, has been at CBS News since 2005.

    Most recently, Rhymes was executive story editor for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL. Previously, he was co-senior broadcast producer of the broadcast.

    During his career with CBS News, Rhymes has produced and led teams covering major domestic, international and breaking news events ranging from the aftermath of Katrina to the unrest in Ferguson and the papal visits to Cuba.

    He joined CBS News in 2005 as a producer at Newspath and soon moved into a producer position on the CBS WEEKEND NEWS and then the CBS EVENING NEWS in 2011. He was promoted to senior producer in 2017.

    He joined CBS after working at NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN.

    Rhymes’ work has earned him numerous journalism awards, including a DuPont Award for CBS News’ coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, a News and Documentary Emmy Award for a CBS EVENING NEWS’ multi-part series on the National Guard’s Challenge Academy, two Delta Sigma Chi awards and multiple NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards.

    Rhymes holds a master’s in news media studies from American University, School of Communication and a bachelor’s in English arts from Hampton University.

    He is based in New York.

  • Shawna Thomas

    Executive Producer, CBS MORNINGS

    September 2021

    Award-winning journalist, producer and program executive Shawna Thomas is the executive producer for CBS News’ CBS MORNINGS.

    She joined CBS News from Quibi, where she served as a content development executive working on short-form news programming from CBS News, NBC News and BBC News for the mobile video platform. Her work has earned her recognition from her peers with four Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a Gracie Award and two Scripps Howard honors.

    Before Quibi, Thomas spent three years at Vice News as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief, overseeing politics and policy coverage for HBO’s nightly newscast “Vice News Tonight.” Thomas was behind the program’s major political stories, including the Emmy-winning episode covering the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Putin in Helsinki and the 2018 midterm election. Thomas also was a senior producer on “Vice News Tonight’s” “Charlottesville” episode, which earned four Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award.

    Previously, Thomas worked at NBC News for just over a decade. From 2014 to 2016, Thomas was a senior producer at NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” where she oversaw the broadcast’s digital profile and helped remake the show when Chuck Todd took over as moderator.

    Between 2011 and 2014, she traveled the world covering former President Barack Obama for NBC News. Earlier, she was a Capitol Hill producer for the network. During her tenure at NBC News, Thomas was sent on assignments that included political convention coverage, ziplining in Alaska and detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay all while making time to try to get to a karaoke bar if time and scheduling allowed. She began her career at NBC as a news associate in 2006.

    Thomas earned a BA in political communication from the George Washington University and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.

    September 2021

    Award-winning journalist, producer and program executive Shawna Thomas is the executive producer for CBS News’ CBS MORNINGS.

    She joined CBS News from Quibi, where she served as a content development executive working on short-form news programming from CBS News, NBC News and BBC News for the mobile video platform. Her work has earned her recognition from her peers with four Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a Gracie Award and two Scripps Howard honors.

    Before Quibi, Thomas spent three years at Vice News as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief, overseeing politics and policy coverage for HBO’s nightly newscast “Vice News Tonight.” Thomas was behind the program’s major political stories, including the Emmy-winning episode covering the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Putin in Helsinki and the 2018 midterm election. Thomas also was a senior producer on “Vice News Tonight’s” “Charlottesville” episode, which earned four Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award.

    Previously, Thomas worked at NBC News for just over a decade. From 2014 to 2016, Thomas was a senior producer at NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” where she oversaw the broadcast’s digital profile and helped remake the show when Chuck Todd took over as moderator.

    Between 2011 and 2014, she traveled the world covering former President Barack Obama for NBC News. Earlier, she was a Capitol Hill producer for the network. During her tenure at NBC News, Thomas was sent on assignments that included political convention coverage, ziplining in Alaska and detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay all while making time to try to get to a karaoke bar if time and scheduling allowed. She began her career at NBC as a news associate in 2006.

    Thomas earned a BA in political communication from the George Washington University and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.

  • Judy Tygard

    Executive Producer, 48 HOURS

    December 2019

    Judy Tygard is the executive producer of CBS News’ 48 HOURS, overseeing all aspects of the award-winning crime and justice series that is Saturday’s #1 non-sports broadcast.

    Tygard was named executive producer in April 2019.

    Since 2005, Tygard has served as a senior producer on 48 HOURS. In that role, she created 48 HOURS: “Live to Tell,” a short-run series that features first-person accounts of people who have survived horrific events. “Live to Tell” has earned awards for documenting the challenges facing a victim of sex trafficking and the struggle of a survivor of the 2016 Brussels terror attack.

    Additionally, Tygard has been an integral producer in many of CBS News’ primetime specials, including the upcoming “Meghan and Harry Plus One” and the George Foster Peabody-nominated “39 Days,” a documentary about the student activist movement that followed the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. She was co-executive producer of the “The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly,” and was key in the specials “Dan Rather: A Reporter Remembers” and “Flashpoint,” about the roadside attack in Iraq that killed CBS News cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan.

    Tygard’s work has been recognized with five Emmys, three Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, Silver Gavel, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

    Tygard began her CBS News career as a writer for anchors Bob Schieffer and Morton Dean at the CBS EVENING NEWS weekend editions. She also worked at CBS THIS MORNING as a writer, copy editor, line producer and anchor producer. During her career, Tygard has covered a wide range of economic, political and international stories for CBS News such as the Moscow Summit, unrest in Cuba, Japan’s post-war reckoning, political conventions and the inaugurations of three presidents.

    She joined 48 HOURS in 1989 as a producer. She left for a brief stint at ABC News and later returned to 48 HOURS.

    Throughout her career, Tygard has focused on stories that examine the fairness of the judicial system, and has produced several editions of 48 HOURS centered on cases of the wrongfully accused.

    In 2018 she was part of the team behind “Defending DJ,” a report on an unarmed African-American college student shot to death by police, and the misleading narrative created in the aftermath. In 2016 she led a team that produced “Blaming Melissa,” a 48 HOURS report that uncovered new evidence and cast substantial doubt on the criminal confession of a young woman questioned by police for nine hours.

    Tygard also spent eight years working with the team behind a series of reports on Ryan Ferguson, a Missouri man wrongfully convicted of murder, who later credited the broadcast with helping him gain his freedom. And in 2012, Tygard was the senior producer of “Grave Injustice,” an award-winning 48 HOURS about a man deprived of compensation by the State of Texas after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

    Tygard’s first production for 48 HOURS in 1989, “Women Doing Time,” about women in the criminal justice system, earned an Emmy Award.

    Tygard began her broadcasting career at WNEW-TV in New York, rising to broadcast producer for the station’s 10 PM newscast.

    She graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College.

    December 2019

    Judy Tygard is the executive producer of CBS News’ 48 HOURS, overseeing all aspects of the award-winning crime and justice series that is Saturday’s #1 non-sports broadcast.

    Tygard was named executive producer in April 2019.

    Since 2005, Tygard has served as a senior producer on 48 HOURS. In that role, she created 48 HOURS: “Live to Tell,” a short-run series that features first-person accounts of people who have survived horrific events. “Live to Tell” has earned awards for documenting the challenges facing a victim of sex trafficking and the struggle of a survivor of the 2016 Brussels terror attack.

    Additionally, Tygard has been an integral producer in many of CBS News’ primetime specials, including the upcoming “Meghan and Harry Plus One” and the George Foster Peabody-nominated “39 Days,” a documentary about the student activist movement that followed the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. She was co-executive producer of the “The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly,” and was key in the specials “Dan Rather: A Reporter Remembers” and “Flashpoint,” about the roadside attack in Iraq that killed CBS News cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan.

    Tygard’s work has been recognized with five Emmys, three Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, Silver Gavel, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

    Tygard began her CBS News career as a writer for anchors Bob Schieffer and Morton Dean at the CBS EVENING NEWS weekend editions. She also worked at CBS THIS MORNING as a writer, copy editor, line producer and anchor producer. During her career, Tygard has covered a wide range of economic, political and international stories for CBS News such as the Moscow Summit, unrest in Cuba, Japan’s post-war reckoning, political conventions and the inaugurations of three presidents.

    She joined 48 HOURS in 1989 as a producer. She left for a brief stint at ABC News and later returned to 48 HOURS.

    Throughout her career, Tygard has focused on stories that examine the fairness of the judicial system, and has produced several editions of 48 HOURS centered on cases of the wrongfully accused.

    In 2018 she was part of the team behind “Defending DJ,” a report on an unarmed African-American college student shot to death by police, and the misleading narrative created in the aftermath. In 2016 she led a team that produced “Blaming Melissa,” a 48 HOURS report that uncovered new evidence and cast substantial doubt on the criminal confession of a young woman questioned by police for nine hours.

    Tygard also spent eight years working with the team behind a series of reports on Ryan Ferguson, a Missouri man wrongfully convicted of murder, who later credited the broadcast with helping him gain his freedom. And in 2012, Tygard was the senior producer of “Grave Injustice,” an award-winning 48 HOURS about a man deprived of compensation by the State of Texas after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

    Tygard’s first production for 48 HOURS in 1989, “Women Doing Time,” about women in the criminal justice system, earned an Emmy Award.

    Tygard began her broadcasting career at WNEW-TV in New York, rising to broadcast producer for the station’s 10 PM newscast.

    She graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College.

  • Adam Verdugo

    Executive Producer, CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL

    Adam Verdugo is the executive producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS News’ award-winning and flagship daily evening news broadcast based in Washington D.C.

    Verdugo joined CBS News in 2013 as a senior producer for “CBS This Morning” in Los Angeles, before moving to New York in 2017 to oversee talent bookings for the program. Prior to being named executive producer, Verdugo was part of the launch team for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL in 2019 and played a key role in the broadcast’s move to Washington as its executive story editor. He has helped develop franchises on the CBS EVENING NEWS including “Profiles in Service,” which features everyday Americans and U.S. military service members who dedicate their lives to helping others.  Additionally, Verdugo helped launch and currently manages PERSON TO PERSON WITH NORAH O’DONNELL on the CBS News Streaming Network. PERSON TO PERSON is an updated and reimagined take on the storied CBS News interview program once hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

    Verdugo has worked closely with O’Donnell for more than a decade and has led her team’s newsgathering for coverage of major breaking news stories, presidential election nights, the Jan. 6 insurrection and exclusive interviews with newsmakers in sports, entertainment, business and politics, including multiple presidents and world leaders. Verdugo has also contributed to the broadcast’s distinctive and award-winning investigation into sexual assault in the U.S. military.

    He also brings extensive producing experience of significant events and interviews that have aired across CBS News. In 2018, he helped secure the exclusive, behind-the-scenes access that chronicled the aftermath of the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which culminated with the Emmy Award-winning CBS primetime special 39 DAYS. In 2019, he and the “CBS This Morning” team were responsible for a number of major exclusive interviews, including Gayle King’s interview with disgraced recording artist R. Kelly.

    Verdugo began his career at NBC News where he produced stories across the country and the globe, including the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the royal wedding in London. He traveled the country covering the 2010 midterm elections as a digital journalist covering key political races. He later served as a senior producer on “Meet the Press.”

    Verdugo is from Southern California. He played Division I football at the College of the Holy Cross, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science while minoring in economics-accounting.

    Adam Verdugo is the executive producer of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS News’ award-winning and flagship daily evening news broadcast based in Washington D.C.

    Verdugo joined CBS News in 2013 as a senior producer for “CBS This Morning” in Los Angeles, before moving to New York in 2017 to oversee talent bookings for the program. Prior to being named executive producer, Verdugo was part of the launch team for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL in 2019 and played a key role in the broadcast’s move to Washington as its executive story editor. He has helped develop franchises on the CBS EVENING NEWS including “Profiles in Service,” which features everyday Americans and U.S. military service members who dedicate their lives to helping others.  Additionally, Verdugo helped launch and currently manages PERSON TO PERSON WITH NORAH O’DONNELL on the CBS News Streaming Network. PERSON TO PERSON is an updated and reimagined take on the storied CBS News interview program once hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

    Verdugo has worked closely with O’Donnell for more than a decade and has led her team’s newsgathering for coverage of major breaking news stories, presidential election nights, the Jan. 6 insurrection and exclusive interviews with newsmakers in sports, entertainment, business and politics, including multiple presidents and world leaders. Verdugo has also contributed to the broadcast’s distinctive and award-winning investigation into sexual assault in the U.S. military.

    He also brings extensive producing experience of significant events and interviews that have aired across CBS News. In 2018, he helped secure the exclusive, behind-the-scenes access that chronicled the aftermath of the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which culminated with the Emmy Award-winning CBS primetime special 39 DAYS. In 2019, he and the “CBS This Morning” team were responsible for a number of major exclusive interviews, including Gayle King’s interview with disgraced recording artist R. Kelly.

    Verdugo began his career at NBC News where he produced stories across the country and the globe, including the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the royal wedding in London. He traveled the country covering the 2010 midterm elections as a digital journalist covering key political races. He later served as a senior producer on “Meet the Press.”

    Verdugo is from Southern California. He played Division I football at the College of the Holy Cross, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science while minoring in economics-accounting.

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