Veteran multiplatform media executive Scott Warren has been named president and general manager of CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, including KPIX-TV (CBS), KBCW-TV (The CW), the CBS News Bay Area streaming channel and The announcement was made today by Wendy McMahon, president and co-head, CBS News and Stations, and Jennifer Mitchell, president, CBS Stations. Warren will report directly to Mitchell and assume his new role on Monday, March 28.

Warren is joining CBS News and Stations after serving most recently as the senior director of news and content at Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles since 2018.

“We are excited to have someone with Scott’s extensive multiplatform experience joining us to lead our operations in the Bay Area,” McMahon said. “Over the course of his 25-plus years in the media industry, he has established impressive credentials as both an innovator and team leader. We look forward to having him guide our team at CBS San Francisco to new heights across our broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.”

Prior to joining Spectrum, where he created and launched 24-hour news channels for the Los Angeles market and the state of Texas, Warren was an executive producer at Headline News (HLN) for two years. While there, he created and produced a daily talk show for HLN hosted by Michaela Pereira. Before that, he spent two years as an executive producer at WFLD-TV in Chicago. His background also includes two years with The Weather Channel, where he created and launched “AMHQ with Sam Champion” and managed “Wake up with Al (Roker).”

Earlier in his career, Warren worked in the Bay Area as an executive producer in the news departments at the market’s Fox (KTVU-TV) and NBC (KNTV-TV) stations. He also spent three years as executive producer at Tech TV in San Francisco, and has served as a managing editor at Yahoo!

“We are very pleased to have found a new leader for our Bay Area businesses who possesses such a long and strong track record of success and also has experience in the market,” Mitchell said. “As I have gotten to know Scott, it’s clear that he is passionate about the people and places that make San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and their surrounding communities special. We look forward to welcoming him to the talented and experienced team at CBS San Francisco.”

“The Bay Area holds a special place in my heart,” Warren said. “For me and my family, there is no other place like it in the world. I feel honored to join Wendy McMahon, Jennifer Mitchell and the talented KPIX team, and embrace the deep storytelling tradition of CBS as we serve the people of the Bay Area.”

Warren earned his bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film from California State University Northridge. He also majored in communications at the University of Arkansas.


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