CBS News

CBS News
CBS News logo (2020).svg
News division ofCBS
Key people
  • George Cheeks (Chairman and CEO, CBS Entertainment Group)
  • Neeraj Khemlani
    Wendy McMahon (Co-presidents, CBS News and Television Stations)
FoundedSeptember 18, 1927 (1927-09-18)
HeadquartersCBS Broadcast Center
530 West 57th Street
New York City, New York 10019
Area servedWorldwide
Broadcast programsCBS Evening News
CBS Mornings
48 Hours
60 Minutes
CBS News Sunday Morning
Face the Nation
CBS News Radio
ParentParamount Global
Streaming news networkCBS News Streaming Network

CBS News is the news division of the American television and radio service CBS. CBS News television programs include the CBS Evening News, CBS Mornings, news magazine programs CBS News Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours, and Sunday morning political affairs program Face the Nation. CBS News Radio produces hourly newscasts for hundreds of radio stations, and also oversees CBS News podcasts like The Takeout Podcast. CBS News also operates a 24-hour digital news network.

Up until April 2021,[1] the president and senior executive producer of CBS News was Susan Zirinsky, who assumed the role on March 1, 2019.[2] Zirinsky, the first female president of the network's news division,[3][4] was announced as the choice to replace David Rhodes on January 6, 2019.[5][6] The announcement came amid news that Rhodes would step down as president of CBS News "amid falling ratings and the fallout from revelations from an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations" against CBS News figures and Rhodes.[7]

On April 15, 2021, CBS Television Stations and CBS News announced that their respective divisions would merge into one entity,[8] to be named CBS News and Stations.[9] It was also announced that Neeraj Khemlani (former Executive Vice President of Hearst Newspapers) and Wendy McMahon (former President of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group) were named presidents and co-heads. This transition was completed on May 3.

  1. ^ Alexandra Steigrad (April 13, 2021). "CBS News president Susan Zirinsky reportedly stepping down". New York Post. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "CBS News Bios". CBS News. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Snider, Mike (January 7, 2019). "Susan Zirinsky named first woman to lead CBS News as David Rhodes departs". USA Today. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Farzan, Antonia Noori (January 7, 2019). "After being rocked by sexual misconduct allegations, CBS News names its first female president". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Flint, Joe (January 6, 2019). "CBS News Names Susan Zirinsky as Its First Female President". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  6. ^ DeMarche, Edmund (January 7, 2019). "CBS names Susan Zirinsky to lead news division, will replace David Rhodes: reports". Fox News. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  7. ^ Johnson, Alex (January 6, 2019). "David Rhodes leaving as head of scandal-scarred CBS News". NBC News. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Johnson, Ted (April 15, 2021). "CBS Combines News And TV Stations, Taps Neeraj Khemlani And Wendy McMahon To Lead New Division". Deadline. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Neeraj Khemlani". CBS News. Retrieved May 7, 2021.