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The Ticker: Gittrich, Tower, Schieffer - Posted October 10, 2014
Greg Gittrich is leaving NBC where he was VP of NBC News Digital. "Right time for me to move on to a new thing," Gittrich tweeted. NBC News SVP Julian March will oversee digital in the interim. Gittrich joined NBC in 2008 heading... [TVNewser]

Steve Capus: 'I'm Very, Very Happy To Have This Be My Professional Home These Days' - Posted September 12, 2014
This summer, we're putting a spotlight on the industry's top producers; getting the inside story about their shows, how they got to where they are, and advice they have for future TV journalists. After 20 years at 30 Rock, which saw him rise from producer, to executive producer to president of NBC... [TVNewser]

CBS News Toasts to 50 Years with Bill Plante - Posted June 19, 2014
As if there wasn't enough going on in DC last night (the Congressional Women's Softball Game, ... [FishbowlDC]

Steve Capus Named Executive Producer of 'CBS Evening News' - Posted May 6, 2014
Former NBC News president Steve Capus is joining CBS News as the executive producer of "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" and executive editor of the news division... [TVNewser]

'The Proverbial Perfect Storm' of Lara Logan's Benghazi Report - Posted May 5, 2014
In an in-depth report for New York magazine, Joe Hagan pieces together "the proverbial perfect storm" that led to Lara Logan's ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Slams Press for Not 'Giving a Damn' on Benghazi, 'CBS Evening News' - Posted May 2, 2014
Bill O'Reilly led the "O'Reilly Factor" last night taking on the "disgraceful" media for not caring enough about the newly uncovered emails from White House adviser Ben Rhodes providing talking points to former U.N. Ambassador Susan... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Honored at TIME 100 Gala - Posted April 30, 2014
[caption id="attachment_223344" align="alignleft" width="280"] Barbara Walters and Charlie Rose at the TIME 100 Gala. (Getty Images)[/caption] TVNewsers turned up last night to celebrate TIME's 100 most-influential people. This year, CBS's ... [TVNewser]

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual '35 Most Powerful People in New York Media' - Posted April 16, 2014
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter's annual "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" list. From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president D... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood's Champagne Toast from ABC News Colleagues - Posted March 26, 2014
ABC News president Ben Sherwood got a champagne toast from his senior team Tuesday following the news ... [TVNewser]

Peabody-Winning '60 Minutes' Producer Adrian 'Clem' Taylor has Died - Posted March 21, 2014
Adrian "Clem" Taylor, who won a Peabody Award for an uplifting "60 Minutes" story on an improbable orchestra in the heart of the Congo, died today. Taylor, 60, had been b... [TVNewser]

Bill Whitaker Joins '60 Minutes' - Posted March 6, 2014
CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker has been named a correspondent for "60 Minutes." "Bill Whitaker is one of the great veterans of CBS News. He has had a distinguished career covering just about every kind of story all over the world," ... [TVNewser]

Vicente Arenas Joins CBS News - Posted February 21, 2014
Vicente Arenas is joining CBS News as a Miami-based correspondent, CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president ... [TVNewser]

'Evening News' Director Eric Shapiro Retires After 51 Years at CBS - Posted February 21, 2014
Veteran CBS News director Eric Shapiro will direct his last "Evening News" broadcast tonight -- 51 years to the day after he first joined the network as a mail room employee. CBS News staffers gathered for a champag... [TVNewser]

Report: Lara Logan to Return to '60 Minutes' Early Next Year - Posted December 16, 2013
POLITICO is reporting that Lara Logan and producer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Report: Lara Logan to Return to '60 Minutes' Early Next Year - Posted December 16, 2013
POLITICO is reporting that Lara Logan and producer ... [FishbowlNY]

Report: Lara Logan to Return to '60 Minutes' Early Next Year - Posted December 16, 2013
POLITICO is reporting that Lara Logan and producer ... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan's Leave of Absence Continues, As Fager Meets with Staff - Posted December 5, 2013
CBS News chairman Jeff Fager held meeting with "CBS This Morning" staffers Tuesday and took questions about the botched "60 Minutes" report, Politico's Dylan Byers ... [TVNewser]

Scott Pelley Steps In Last Minute For Lara Logan At Journalism Awards Ceremony - Posted November 27, 2013
Scott Pelley stepped in as host last night for Lara Logan at the International Press Freedom Awards in Manhattan. Logan was supposed to host for the event put on by ... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan Takes Leave of Absence from CBS - Posted November 26, 2013
Lara Logan, the correspondent on the discredited Benghazi "60 Minutes" story will be taking a leave of absence from the program in the wake of the release ... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan Defends '60 Minutes' Benghazi Report; Admits CBS Tie Should Have Been Revealed - Posted November 6, 2013
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is defending her reporting on the 9/11/12 attacks at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi amid a firestorm of criticism over the conflicting stories of the main subject of the Oct. 27 "60 Minutes" report. Logan interviewed ... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft Celebrates 25 Years At '60 Minutes' - Posted October 7, 2013
Back in 1989, a young reporter named Steve Kroft joined a young producer named Jeff Fager on "60 Minutes," where they were nervous about impressing the show's EP Don Hewitt. In a "60 minutes Overtime" piece, Kroft and Fager (now chairman of CBS News and EP of "60 Minutes") recall the correspondent's... [TVNewser]

'Why can't you put Marilyn Monroe in the same broadcast as an interview with the president' - Posted September 26, 2013
On Tuesday "60 Minutes" celebrated its 45th birthday. The show debuted on CBS Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968. Its success over the years brought on many imitators and even led Rupert Murdoch to once inquire ... [TVNewser]

Checkpoints, Armed Guards, Bullet-Proof Vests for Charlie Rose on the Road to Damascus - Posted September 10, 2013
Charlie Rose was back in the anchor chair of "CBS This Morning" today talking about how he landed that wide-ranging interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad... [TVNewser]

U.S. Govt. Learned of Charlie Rose's Assad Interview the Same Time Everyone Else Did - Posted September 9, 2013
With a choice of having Anthony Weiner, Lady Gaga or Bashar al-Assad on his morning s... [TVNewser]

VICE in North Korea: 'I Know Who You Are, I Don't Like You, and I Don't Like Your Company' - Posted June 10, 2013
[caption id="attachment_181402" align="alignright" width="300"] Rodman, Duffy, Globetrotters[/caption] When VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy landed in Pyongyang, North Korea in March, he and his crew were ... [TVNewser]

CBS Sports Ups David Berson to President - Posted June 4, 2013
CBS has made a big promotion, upping CBS Sports Network chief David Berson to president of CBS Sports. Berson will continue to report to CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus... [TVNewser]

CBS CEO Les Moonves: 'Great Drama Belongs In Primetime... Not At 7 In The Morning' - Posted May 15, 2013
CBS is delivering its upfront presentation to advertisers, media buyers and the press this afternoon, and CEO Les Moonves took aim squarely at NBC and "Today" in his opening statement. "We believe that great drama belongs in prim... [TVNewser]

CBS' Attkisson: 'There Hasn't Been an Appetite for the Stories I've Offered on Benghazi' - Posted May 15, 2013
CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has been one of the more aggressive reporters covering the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last September. But the veteran CBS News reporter feels the story's she's pitched lately are getting picked up on the TV network. Attkisson ... [TVNewser]

Mika Brzezinski Reveals Food Obsession, Gives Away Chocolate Chip Cookies - Posted May 9, 2013
If you watch "Morning Joe" you may already know this, but Mika Brzezinski is obsessed. Now she's ... [TVNewser]

TV News Executives And Talent Toast 'Top Of The Morning' At Book Party - Posted April 26, 2013
Last night the media elite gathered at the rooftop of The Park in New York's Chelsea neighborhood to toast New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning. As the sun set over the Hudson River and the... [TVNewser]

Walters, O'Reilly, Couric and More Hit THR's Media Power Party - Posted April 11, 2013
As we told you yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter is out with its annual "35 Most Powerful People in Media" list. The honorees were feted at a "power-soaked New... [TVNewser]

Scott Pelley On Fox News, And The Timelessness Of '60 Minutes' - Posted April 10, 2013
As part of its "New York Media" issue (more here), The Hollywood Reporter spoke to "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley... [TVNewser]

TV News Dominates THR '35 Most Powerful' - Posted April 10, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter released its 2013 "35 Most Powerful People In Media" list, and TV news dominates the winners. The list... [TVNewser]

Surprise 50th Party for Joe Scarborough - Posted April 10, 2013
Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC president Phil Griffin and the UAE's Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al Otaiba threw a 50th ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Launching Primetime Doc Series 'Brooklyn DA' - Posted March 26, 2013
[caption id="attachment_172345" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes[/caption] CBS News is planning to fill some of CBS' Summer primetime schedule with a six-part documentary series called "Brooklyn DA." The series, which kicks off Tuesday, May 21 at 10 PM, will f... [TVNewser]

Who's In Line to Take Over at NBC News? - Posted February 1, 2013
In his farewell note to staff, departing NBC News president Steve Capus writes, "I have much I hope to accomplish in the next phase of my career." So, too, do the men and women vying to replace Capus. Capus says NBCU News group Ch... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Arias, Gasparino, Armstrong - Posted January 28, 2013
HLN is going all-out to cover the Jodi Arias trial in Arizona. "Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell" and "Nancy Grace" will both be dedicating their programming this week to the case, with Grace in Maricopa County, Arizona all week long. Fox Business Network's ... [TVNewser]

47-Year CBS News Veteran Linda Mason Retiring - Posted January 24, 2013
CBS News veteran Linda Mason--currently senior VP of standards and specials--is retiring, after 47 years with the company. Inside CBS, Mason is regarded as a ground-breaker, who shattered the glass ceiling at the network in 1971, when she be... [TVNewser]

CBS News Chief: 'We Wanted the Lance Armstrong Interview Badly' - Posted January 14, 2013
As disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong prepares to sit down with Oprah Winfrey tonight (the interview will air on OWN Thursday), the chairman of CBS News says that the network regrets that Armstrong didn't sit with them instead. "We wanted the Lance Armstrong interview badly. He chose to go with Oprah," said Jeff... [TVNewser]

Scott Pelley on Pre-Super Bowl Presidential Interview: 'I would be surprised if they didn't take advantage of this remarkable opportunity' - Posted January 8, 2013
CBS is going big for this year's Super Bowl in New Orleans February 3. As we have previously reported, every unit of the company will be represente... [TVNewser]

At 14, John Miller Skipped Gym Class to Be A TV Crime Reporter - Posted December 26, 2012
New York Times' David Carr profiles CBS News senior correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Les Moonves: '[CBS News] doesn't help the bottom line, but it is very important for the image of CBS' - Posted December 4, 2012
This morning CBS CEO Les Moonves participated in a forum sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, a portion of that conversation focused on CBS News. Moonves talked about how happy he was with the current state of the ne... [TVNewser]

Scott Pelley on 'Evening News' EP Pat Shevlin: 'In the heat of battle, she's a cool breeze' - Posted November 19, 2012
"CBS Evening News" executive producer Pat Shevlin is the subject of a lengthy profile in the quarterly magazine of her alma mater, Wellesle... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Vet Michael Radutzky Named EP of Creative Development at CBS News - Posted October 8, 2012
Longtime "60 Minutes" producer Michael Radutzky is taking on new responsibilities at The Eye. Radutzky will become executive producer of creative development at CBS News, while remaining as a senior producer on the CBS newsmagazin... [TVNewser]

CBS News, Showtime To Launch '60 Minutes of Sports' Newsmagazine - Posted September 13, 2012
CBS News and sister pay cable network Showtime are partnering on a new sports newsmagazine, "60 Minutes of Sports." The program will air on Showtime, greatly bolstering the pay cabler's sports news output. The program will debut in November, with new editions airing monthly. Each episode will feature two new, original segments,... [TVNewser]

CBS: 'Face The Nation' To Go One-Hour Permanently, Mason Joins Jarvis on 'CBS This Morning' - Posted July 30, 2012
During its panel at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour, CBS News announced that its Sunday public affairs show "Face the Nation" would become an hour-long program, permanently. The show ... [TVNewser]

Norah O'Donnell Replacing Erica Hill on 'CBS This Morning' - Posted July 26, 2012
Breaking: Six months into its run, "CBS This Morning" is making an anchor change. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell has been named co-host of "CBS This Morning" replacing ... [TVNewser]

In the Evenings, Something For Everyone - Posted July 10, 2012
Network news veteran Paul Friedman has been keeping a close eye on the three evening newscasts of late and has written about their current state for the Columbia Journalism Rev... [TVNewser]

Former CBS News Tel Aviv Bureau Chief Michael Rosenbaum Dies - Posted May 18, 2012
Michael Rosenbaum, CBS News producer and one-time Tel Aviv bureau chief has died. Rosenbaum, who spent 27 years at CBS News, died at home in Manhattan last night of a brain tumor diagnosed last September. He was 64. "Michael was a great... [TVNewser]

High Praise For 'CBS This Morning' At CBS Upfront - Posted May 17, 2012
CBS held its upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall yesterday, and while most of the show was focused on primetime, there was also high praise about "CBS This Morning" from both CBS CEO Les Moonves and CBS entertainment presid... [TVNewser]

Titans, Moguls and a Presidential Candidate Pay Respects to Mike Wallace - Posted May 1, 2012
If the news business was like football, Mike Wallace would be its MVP. But if news was a beauty contest, Wallace would never have been Mr. Congeniality. That's what hundreds of Mike Wallace's friends, colleagues and family -- four gen... [TVNewser]

Bob Simon Calls out Israeli Ambassador to U.S. in '60 Minutes' Report - Posted April 23, 2012
Veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Simon experienced something while reporting a "60 Minutes" piece last night, that he'd never before. His story was on Christian residents leaving the Holy Land and the causes behind it: Islamic extremism? Israeli occ... [TVNewser]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [TVNewser]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [FishbowlNY]

Mike Wallace Dies at 93 - Posted April 8, 2012
Legendary CBS Newsman Mike Wallace has died at the age of 93. Wallace was a staple on CBS for a half century, and was most well-known for his reports on the newsmagazine "60 Minutes," for which he served as a correspondent. Wallace was one of the original correspondents on ... [TVNewser]

A Big Weekend for 'Face the Nation' - Posted March 30, 2012
This is a big few days for the CBS Sunday public affairs show "Face the Nation." Today the show launched a shiny new website, which is he... [TVNewser]

Pew State of the News Media 2012: Anchor and Executive Changes Shake Up Broadcast News - Posted March 19, 2012
It was a year of change for the broadcast news organizations, as noted by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism 2012 State of the News Media report. Focusing on... [TVNewser]

James Brown On His CBS News Role: 'I would like to think there will be no limits' - Posted March 2, 2012
CBS Sports anchor James Brown is no stranger to television news. He has filled in on "The Early Show," and his 2009 interview with ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Toasts One Year Of New Leadership Under Jeff Fager and David Rhodes - Posted February 25, 2012
On Wednesday, CBS News celebrated the one year anniversary of its new leadership under chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes. CBS brought in a giant cake and plenty of champagne for staff to enjoy, with satellite offices calling into the newsroom to hear the speeches. "CBS Evening News" anchor ... [FishbowlLA]

Peter Bart Praises CBS News For 'Hard News' Edge - Posted February 21, 2012
Former Variety editor (and now editorial director) Peter Bart wrote a column in the Hollywood trade newspaper focusing on how informed the electorate is, and how TV news plays into what is popular versus ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Taps Nancy Lane To Oversee CBSNews.com Editorial - Posted February 1, 2012
Former CNN executive Nancy Lane is joining CBS News. Lane has been tapped as executive producer of CBSNews.com, tasked with overseeing all editorial for the news division's digital outlets. "Nancy's long experience managing a glo... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan, Still Haunted by Sexual Assault, is Resolute: 'Life is Not About Dwelling on the Bad' - Posted January 23, 2012
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was walking through Cairo's Tahrir Square last February reporting on the aftermath of the revolution when an angry crowd of men gathered around and ... [TVNewser]

A Few More Minutes with Andy Rooney - Posted January 12, 2012
Friends and colleagues from across the TV spectrum joined Andy Rooney's four children this morning at Rose Hall, bidding farewell to the CBS News essayist, who died Nove... [TVNewser]

Wife of ABC Newsman joins New CBS Morning Show - Posted January 9, 2012
Lee Woodruff, the wife of ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, is joining "CBS This Morning" as a contributor. Woodruff ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Wife of ABC Newsman joins New CBS Morning Show - Posted January 9, 2012
Lee Woodruff, the wife of ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, is joining "CBS This Morning" as a contributor. Woodruff ... [FishbowlNY]

NewsPro Names '10 Most Powerful in Television News' - Posted December 19, 2011
TVWeek's NewsPro magazine has announced its "10 Most Powerful in Television News," and the 2011 list features executives from all the broadcast and cable networks. Fox News CEO ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NewsPro Names '10 Most Powerful in Television News' - Posted December 19, 2011
TVWeek's NewsPro magazine has announced its "10 Most Powerful in Television News," and the 2011 list features executives from all the broadcast and cable networks. Fox News CEO ... [FishbowlNY]

Sequined Bob Schieffer Leads CBS Newsers At Holiday Party - Posted December 17, 2011
CBS News held its holiday party Thursday night at the nearby Terminal 5 event space on New York's West Side. Attendees were welcomed with the CBS News logo and "eye" on the building across 56th Street. Bob Schieffer (far left), host of "F... [TVNewser]

Wynton Marsalis named Cultural Correspondent for CBS News - Posted December 15, 2011
Some culture is coming to the Cronkite network. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes have hired internationally acclaimed musician, composer... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Wynton Marsalis named Cultural Correspondent for CBS News - Posted December 15, 2011
Some culture is coming to the Cronkite network. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes have hired internationally acclaimed musician, composer... [FishbowlNY]

CBS News Reviving Primetime Interview Series 'Person to Person' - Posted December 15, 2011
CBS News is reviving "Person to Person," the classic interview series hosted by Edward R. Murrow from 1953-1961. The revived "Person" will run as one-hour specials on CBS, with the first edition of the program airing Wednesday, February 8 2012. "CBS This Morning" co-a... [TVNewser]

'Face the Nation' Expanding to One Hour - Posted December 11, 2011
CBS's Sunday morning public affairs show "Face the Nation" is expanding from a half hour to one hour in April. Bob Schieffer made the announcement on his show this morning. "I can't remember when I've been happier to break a story than I am to... [GalleyCat]

Scott Pelley, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams and More Turn Out to Remember Lane Venardos - Posted November 17, 2011
Longtime CBS News executive Lane Venardos was fondly remembered Wednesday in a moving service at the Paley Center in New York City. Venardos who d... [TVNewser]

For CBS News Executives, New Morning Show Is a Chance to Refresh Expectations - Posted November 15, 2011
Just off of 57th street and 10th avenue, behind some temporary walls (that you may have seen earlier this month), CBS is building out a new studio and newsroom. The studio, which... [TVNewser]

CBS News Remembers Andy Rooney: 'The Oracle of West 57th St... Apparently, God needed a writer' - Posted November 5, 2011
Words of condolence following the passing of Andy Rooney, from his CBS colleagues. Leslie Moon... [TVNewser]

CBS News Revives 'On the Road' Segment, Steve Hartman to Report - Posted October 28, 2011
The "CBS Evening News" is bringing back its classic "On the Road" segments made famous by Charles Kuralt on he program in the 1960's and 1970's. For the 21st century installment of the program, Steve Hartman has b... [TVNewser]

A Round of Golf to Raise Money and Awareness After Sudden Death of CBS Newser - Posted October 24, 2011
CBS Newsers turned out at the Bowling Green Golf Club in Oak Ridge, NJ today to raise funds for the American Heart Association in honor of longtime CBS News editor Tom McEneny. McEneny, who'd worked for CBS News for 35 years mostly on "Evening News," had dreamed of working on "60 Minutes."... [TVNewser]

David Rhodes, Erin Burnett on Fortune's '40 Under 40' List - Posted October 20, 2011
37-year-old CBS News President David Rhodes and 35-year-old CNN anchor Erin Burnett have made Fortune's annual ... [TVNewser]

38 Years After Starting His Career in Local News, John Miller Joins CBS As Senior Correspondent - Posted October 17, 2011
John Miller, who began his long broadcasting career as an investigative reporter in New York City, is returning to television, joining CBS News as a senior correspondent with a "major role" on "The Early Show." "It will be great to get him ba... [TVSpy]

Andy Rooney To End Regular '60 Minutes' Appearances - Posted September 27, 2011
First on TVNewser: Andy Rooney's "60 Minutes" commentary on Sunday is expected to be his last regular appearance, TVNewser has learned. Rooney, who began his whimsical end-of-show pieces in 1978, was MIA from last we... [TVNewser]

Pols, Press Toast Schieffer's 20 Years of "Face the Nation" - Posted September 22, 2011
Had you walked through the doors of the St. Regis Hotel at this time last night, there's a good chance you would have bumped into Nancy Pelosi (D... [PRNewser]

Washington Turns Out to Honor Bob Schieffer - Posted September 22, 2011
Quite a turnout last night at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC, as Bob Schieffer was honored on his 20th anniversary anchoring CBS's "Face the Nation." More than 500 people turned out to honor Schieffer, including the man... [TVNewser]

'The Early Show' Leaving GM Building for CBS Broadcast Center, New Studio to Have Different Look - Posted September 16, 2011
CBS News' "The Early Show" is preparing to leave its current studio at the General Motors Building and move to a new home at the CBS Broadcast Center, TVNewser has learned. "The Early Show" will move to the new offices and studio when construction has been completed, though an exact... [TVNewser]

Schieffer Celebrates 20 Years at FTN - Posted September 6, 2011
Hopefully the third time's a charm for Bob Schieffer's 20-year "Face the Nation" anniversary event. Originally slated for May 10th, the party was first rescheduled for June 15th. Unfortunately the CBS crew learned a little too l... [FishbowlDC]

Former CBS News VP Lane Venardos Passes Away - Posted August 20, 2011
CBS News has announced that Lane Venardos, an award-winning producer of live news, special events and documentaries over a 30 year career with CBS News, has died at the age of 67. Venardos suffered a heart attack in his home in Maui, HI.,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former CBS News VP Lane Venardos Passes Away - Posted August 20, 2011
CBS News has announced that Lane Venardos, an award-winning producer of live news, special events and documentaries over a 30 year career with CBS News, has died at the age of 67. Venardos suffered a heart attack in his home in Maui, HI.,... [FishbowlNY]

More Changes Under New CBS News Regime - Posted July 18, 2011
Five months into the tenure of CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and CBS News president David Rhodes, there are more staff changes on West 57th Street... and beyond. TV... [TVNewser]

Paul Friedman Joins Quinnipiac as 'Professional-in-Residence' - Posted June 21, 2011
Quinnipiac University is adding former CBS and ABC News executive Paul Friedman to its staff. Friedman will be "professional-in-residence" for the 2011-2012 academic year. In that role, Friedman will "work with students in wr... [TVNewser]

Network News presidents get together to honor Jeff Gralnick - Posted June 13, 2011
NBC News president Steve Capus, ABC News president Ben Sherwood and CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager will put compeition aside for a few hours next week as they honor Jeff Gralnick, who worked at all three network news divisions in his ca... [TVNewser]

Livestrong Likely to Suffer Amidst Doping Investigation - Posted June 8, 2011
Livestrong, or the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the cancer advocacy and awareness organization started by the megastar athlete, is likely to suffer a decline in revenue this year of between 10 an... [PRNewser]

'60 Minutes' EP Jeff Fager to Lance Armstrong lawyers: Story is 'truthful, accurate and fair' - Posted June 1, 2011
Jeff Fager, the chairman of CBS News and executive producer of "60 Minutes" has responded to Lance Armstrong's lawyers who are demanding an on-air apology for Scott Pelley... [TVNewser]

CBS News President on Sullenberger Hire: 'If anybody is going to get any training, I think he can train us' - Posted June 1, 2011
Former airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger, known better as "Sully" Sullenberger, made his debut as CBS News' aviation analyst on the "CBS Evening News" last night. Sullenberger spoke to anchor Harry Smith about the Air France flight 447 disaster: ... [TVNewser]

Scott Pelley: 'I've never anchored a television broadcast -- ever -- in my career' - Posted May 21, 2011
In this season of ... [TVNewser]

Former CBS News Producer Joseph Wershba Dies at 90 - Posted May 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_66827" align="alignright" width="244" caption="Wershba (CBS)"][/caption] Former CBS News producer Joseph Wershba,whose work with Edward R. Murrow helped expose Senator Joseph McCarthy's "Red Scare" investigations, has died at the age of 90.... [TVNewser]

Batt Humphreys named Interim EP at 'The Early Show' - Posted May 11, 2011
TVNewser has learned former CBS News "Early Show" senior producer-turned author Batt Humphreys is returning to CBS as interim EP of "The Early Show." Humphreys spent 15 years as a morning senior producer at CBS, ... [TVNewser]

Rick Kaplan Leaving CBS News - Posted May 10, 2011
CBS Evening News executive producer Rick Kaplan announced in an afternoon meeting that Thursday would be his last day with the broadcast and with CBS News, departing even before the show's anchor, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rick Kaplan Leaving CBS News - Posted May 10, 2011
CBS Evening News executive producer Rick Kaplan announced in an afternoon meeting that Thursday would be his last day with the broadcast and with CBS News, departing even before the show's anchor, ... [FishbowlNY]

All Eyes on Lara Logan - Posted May 5, 2011
If you took a quick jaunt through CBS' pre-party to the WHCD last weekend, there was an assortment of journalists such as WJLA's Steve Chaggaris, Mother Jones' Bureau chief David Corn, NPR Publicist Anna Christopher and Politico... [PRNewser]

Dan Rather on Scott Pelley: He 'burns with the hot, blue flame to report news' - Posted May 4, 2011
One Texan to another, Dan Rather is downright bullish on Scott Pelley. "I'm not going to deny that I'm proud of the fact he's a Texan," says Rather. "Texans, generall... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dan Rather on Scott Pelley: He 'burns with the hot, blue flame to report news' - Posted May 4, 2011
One Texan to another, Dan Rather is downright bullish on Scott Pelley. "I'm not going to deny that I'm proud of the fact he's a Texan," says Rather. "Texans, generall... [FishbowlNY]

David Rhodes: Bin Laden News, with Lara Logan On-Air Led to "Extraordinary" Night for CBS News - Posted May 2, 2011
CBS News president David Rhodes spoke to TVNewser earlier today about his network's plans for covering the Osama Bin Laden news today and throughout the week, as well as his thoughts on how his network handled coverage last night. Rhodes says tha... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Coverage Plans for Monday, Networks Expand Evening Newscasts to One Hour - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64347" align="alignright" width="316" caption="CBS News Artwork"][/caption] Updated: The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels are planning special programming and coverage today, part of their continuing coverage of the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. CB... [TVNewser]

Update: Hartman Return to CBS News not Happening - Posted April 27, 2011
Update: CBS News president David Rhodes denies all facts of the story. "It's not happening, it's not going to happen," he tells us. "This story is just wrong." Rome Hartman tells TVNewser, "Your report this morning is untrue. Flat wrong. Unfair to me, and unf... [TVNewser]

Jeff Fager Taking 'Hands on Approach' to Fixing CBS Newscasts, But What is the Strategy? - Posted April 13, 2011
Broadcasting & Cable's Michael Malone reports that new CBS News chairman ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Fager Tempers Anxiety of CBS Affiliates Board - Posted April 12, 2011
Jeff Fager, who was recently promoted to chairman of CBS News, addressed the CBS affiliates board on Monday in Las Vegas, wor... [TVSpy]

Scott Pelley Anchoring the 'CBS Evening News'? 'Everyone thought, 'This would be heaven'' - Posted April 12, 2011
The NY Times' Brian Stelter profiles CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley, who is believed to be the fr... [TVNewser]

POLL: If Katie Couric leaves CBS Evening News, who should be the new anchor? - Posted March 28, 2011
Katie Couric is on vacation this week -- perhaps her last as the anchor of the CBS Evening News. She won't be interviewing the president tomorrow, like her cross-network colleagues ... [TVNewser]

Dan Rather: 'I felt like hell, of course I did' After CBS Didn't Renew His Contract - Posted March 7, 2011
Mother Jones magazine has a wide-ranging piece on former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather and his current employer ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Fager on Evening News: 'That's not broken, that's incredible' - Posted February 22, 2011
Another bit from today's CBS News town hall media put on by the incoming chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes. According to an insider in the room, Fager had this to say about the "CBS Evening... [TVNewser]

With eyes on the future, CBS News president David Rhodes & chairman Jeff Fager remind staffers of CBS News glory days - Posted February 22, 2011
Historic Studio 45 at the CBS Broadcast Center, once home to the soap opera "Guiding Light," saw the beginning of a new era at CBS News today, as David Rhodes and Jeff Fager, the ne... [TVNewser]

Cable News Young Gun Gets Shot at Tiffany Network - Posted February 21, 2011
CBS News' brand-new management team doesn't officially take over until tomorrow, but it's already earning high marks from former division president Andrew Heyward. "It's a really creative, innovative way to structure top management," says Heyward, a consultant to media companies. "I give Leslie [Leslie Moonves, president an... [TVNewser]

Paul Friedman out at CBS News - Posted February 18, 2011
TVNewser has learned another CBS News executive is out the door today. Executive VP for news Paul Friedman is leaving the company. Incoming chairman of the news division Jeff Fager made the... [TVNewser]

Jeff Fager on CBS News: 'The truth is everybody does a pretty damn good job at this place' - Posted February 8, 2011
The top-rated news program on television has long been the Sunday CBS flagship "60 Minutes." That program has been under the watchful eye of executive producer Jeff Fager since 2004. Today, CBS ... [TVNewser]

Changes Atop CBS News: Sean McManus Leaves Post as David Rhodes Becomes President - Posted February 8, 2011
There's a new management team at CBS News. Sean McManus, the president of CBS News and Sports, will become chairman of CBS Sports. Jeff Fager, the executive producer of "60 Minutes," ha... [TVSpy]

Sean McManus Leaving as CBS News Chief, Jeff Fager New CBS News Chairman, David Rhodes President - Posted February 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_52037" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Sean McManus"][/caption] Breaking: Sean McManus, the president of CBS News and Sports, will be vacating his role as head of CBS News, the company confirms. McM... [TVNewser]

Les Moonves Holds Court at CBS Holiday Bash - Posted December 10, 2010
CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves -- sans wife Julie Chen who is fully ensconced in L.A. for her ensemble daytime show, "The Talk" -- celebrated with his CBS minions, and the press who cover them, at CBS' Black Rock headquarters last night. [caption id="attachment_43486" align="alignright" width="266" caption="CBS' annual airing of "Rudolph the... [TVNewser]

CBS' '60 Minutes' Comes to the iPad - Posted November 18, 2010
CBS News is releasing a "60 Minutes" app for the Apple iPad. The app, which costs $4.99, features segments, clips, previews and web extras, including content from 60MinutesOvertime.com. It will also feature a deep archive of content, allowing users to view segments and stories from the past. Users can even search by... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

'60 Minutes,' with Help from Football, Draws Largest Audience in 10 months - Posted October 27, 2010
"60 Minutes" saw its best ratings in 10 months last week, which put the show in the top ten for the third time in five weeks. The CBS news program had 15.79 million viewers on Sunday, its largest audience since Dec. 12, 2009, to rank #6 for the week. Sunday's show... [TVNewser]

What do Supreme Court Justices, Popes and Andy Rooney Have In Common? - Posted June 21, 2010
Andy Rooney will work until he drops dead. Deal with it. "How long am I going to work? How long am I going to live? That's the question," says the irascible Rooney, who turns 92 in January. "I will work until I drop, or until I lose my head. Until somebody tells... [TVNewser]

2010 Gerald Loeb Finalists Announced - Posted May 25, 2010
UCLA's Anderson School of Management announced the honorees for its 2010 Gerald Loeb awards for "journalists who make significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy." Here are the finalists for the television category: B... [TVNewser]

Newsers Honor Andy Rooney - Posted February 11, 2010
Andy Rooney, a 1942 Colgate University alum, was honored Tuesday at an alumni "Tribute and Toast" in Manhattan. Those who toa... [TVNewser]

Fager, '60 Minutes' Pick Up 4th PGA Award - Posted January 25, 2010
•CBS' "60 Minutes" won its fourth Producer's Guild of America award last evening for nonfiction television. That's the 4th PGA award Jeff Fager has earned as EP of the program. The other nominees were "Deadliest Catch," "Intervention," "Kathy Grif... [TVNewser]

Andy Rooney On Turning 91 and 'The Single Luckiest Thing That Ever Happened To Me' - Posted January 14, 2010
Andy Rooney — who turns 91 today — is in demand these days. Rooney, a Colgate University alum, will be honored at a February 9 alumni "Tribute and Toast" in New York City. Expected attendees include fellow 'Gate grads such as 60 Minutes EP ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.20.09 - Posted October 20, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday m... [FishbowlDC]

Safer, Sawyer, Gibson, O'Reilly Turn Out to Remember Don Hewitt - Posted October 19, 2009
This morning the Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center was packed with friends and colleagues of legendary CBS Newsman Don Hewitt, who died in August. In attendance, Hewitt's "60 Minutes" correspondent corps including ... [TVNewser]

Deborah Norville: 'I Don't Think Anybody Tunes in to a Broadcast Because it's a Chick Anchoring It or a Guy Anchoring It' - Posted October 15, 2009
We headed out to Michael's last night for a party for Deborah Norville's new book "The Power of Respect." In the room, "60 Minutes" EP Jeff Fager, "48 Hours" EP ... [TVNewser]

Newsers Step Out for Byron Pitts Book Party - Posted September 30, 2009
After dropping in at the TVNewser party downtown, we headed uptown to the Plaza Hotel where friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the publication of CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts' book "Step Out on Nothing: How Family and Faith Helped Me Conquer ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.29.09 - Posted September 29, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Claman, 60 + Vanity Fair, Gibbs... - Posted September 28, 2009
> FBN's Liz Claman is featured in Forbes for her "business sexy" wardrobe. Claman described herself as "the MacGyver of fashion." > "60 Minutes" EP ... [TVNewser]

Wow! Lesley Stahl's Online Surprise?: 'That We're a Success' - Posted September 1, 2009
When will "60 Minutes" get another full-time female correspondent, Lesley Stahl? "Good question," says Stahl, who joined "60" in 1991. "I have no idea. They [my bosses] know I think we should have more women. I think it would be wonderful. It would be great for the audience." Ove... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.24.09 - Posted August 24, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 21, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with PBS' Tavis Smiley and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Kent Co... [FishbowlDC]

Remembering Don Hewitt: "Don was Among the First to Realize: Television without Context Amounts to Pictures with Noise" - Posted August 19, 2009
Statements from TV news executives on the death of Don Hewitt: • CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves:"In the history of journalism, there have been few who were as creative, dynamic and versatile as Don Hewitt. The depth and breadth of his accomplishments ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Remembers Hewitt - Posted August 19, 2009
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TVNewser Newsstand: Rather, Imus, O'Reilly... - Posted August 17, 2009
• The LATimes' Matea Gold writes about the high price Dan Rather is paying in his ongoing lawsuit against CBS. Says "60 Minutes" EP Jeff Fager: "It's like he is in some paranoid nightmare where everybody is out to get him. I ... [TVNewser]

CBS Statements On The Death Of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 19, 2009
Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor, CBS Evening News, correspondent, 60 Minutes: "When I think of Walter Cronkite, I think of his high journalism standards, integrity - but most of all his humanity. I think he was so trusted because he exhibited a sense of purpose and compassion, night after night.... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Statements on the Death of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 17, 2009
• Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports: "It is impossible to imagine CBS News, journalism or indeed America without Walter Cronkite. More than just the best and most trusted anchor in history, he guided America through our crises, tragedies and also our victories and greatest moments. No matter what the news... [TVNewser]

"60 Minutes" Up Double Digits, Finishes As 13th Most-Watched Show, Best in Nine Years - Posted May 28, 2009
Venerable "60 Minutes" has just wrapped up its best season in seven years averaging 14.29 million Total Viewers -- good enough to rank as the 13th most-watched broadcast show of the 2008-09 season, its best ranking since the 1999-'00 season. The last time "60" had as many viewers was the 2001-'02... [TVNewser]

"NBC News Team" Tops TV Week's "10 Most Powerful" - Posted April 20, 2009
For the 2nd year in a row, NBC News president Steve Capus occupies the #1 spot in TV Week's "10 Most Powerful in TV News" list. This time he's joined at the top by ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.23.09 - Posted March 23, 2009
From the Silicon Valley Insider Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything ... [FishbowlDC]

60 Minutes' Success, 40 Years Later - Posted March 17, 2009
In the current issue of Newsweek, Matthew Philips talks to both the current and former EP of 60 Minutes' about the shows success over the past 40 years. "It took off like a big-assed bird," says ... [TVNewser]

Ailes, Lauer, 60 Minutes Set For Hall of Fame - Posted October 20, 2008
10 new members to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame will be inducted tomorrow night, spanning the tube from Showtime to ESPN. A few will be from the TV news world as well, and each of the inductees are profiled on the B&C site: • ... [TVNewser]

Loeb Awards: Chris Anderson Wins Best Book - Posted June 26, 2007
The Loeb Awards--the Pulitzers of the business journalism world--were handed out last night by the dean of UCLA's Anderson School of Management at a dinner in New York. The West Coast winner is ... [FishbowlLA]

More "News War" Tonight - Posted February 27, 2007
From the release: Correspondent Lowell Bergman continues his look at the news business in Part III of "News War" this Tuesday night. Bergman and producer Stephen Talbot are asking a question that is on the minds of many of us in the business: what's happening to the news? And there is no... [FishbowlDC]

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