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Jeff Fager Stepping Down as Chairman of CBS News, Returns Fulltime to '60 Minutes' - Posted November 20, 2014
Jeff Fager is leaving his role as chairman of CBS News and turning his "full attention" to "60 Minutes." "It is hard to believe that it has been four years since Les asked me to take the job, but we agreed that when the time was right I would be able to... [TVNewser]

CBS Obeys Twitter, Agrees to Drop Rihanna from Thursday Night Football - Posted September 16, 2014
CBS made a wise move last week by announcing plans to suspend for one week (sound familiar?) a Thursday Night Football intro segment including a performance by Rihanna and a comedy segment featuring Don Cheadle. Early this morning, the pop star let everyone know how she felt about the decision: ... [PRNewser]

Revolving Door: Food Network Magazine and Quartz - Posted June 20, 2013
A couple moves to note today. Below are the details. Moira Smith is joining Food Network Magazine as marketing and research director. Smith comes to the magazine from Town&Country, where she served as marketing director since last year. Prior to her time there, she was marketing director for Self for over 10... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Revolving Door: Food Network Magazine and Quartz - Posted June 20, 2013
A couple moves to note today. Below are the details. Moira Smith is joining Food Network Magazine as marketing and research director. Smith comes to the magazine from Town&Country, where she served as marketing director since last year. Prior to her time there, she was marketing director for Self for over 10... [FishbowlNY]

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 Sports Chief: Super Bowl Blackout 'a surreal situation' - Posted February 5, 2013
The chairman of CBS Sports, Sean McManus, talks to the LA Times' Jo... [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]

Chris Wragge 'Flattered' To Be Part of CBS Sports' U.S. Open Tennis Coverage - Posted August 16, 2012
It's a double "homecoming" for Chris Wragge. The veteran WCBS news anchor is returning to sports, at least for two weeks. Wragge is getting a spot with CBS Sports at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships beginning Monday, August 27 at Flushing M... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Wragge 'Flattered' To Be Part of CBS Sports' U.S. Open Tennis Coverage - Posted August 16, 2012
It's a double "homecoming" for Chris Wragge. The veteran WCBS news anchor is returning to sports, at least for two weeks. Wragge is getting a spot with CBS Sports at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships beginning Monday, August 27 at Flushing M... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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]

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]

Jim Rome Will Be Busy at CBS - Posted January 11, 2012
Jim Rome is officially leaving ESPN for a new gig on the CBS Sports Network. Rome had chairman of CBS Sports Sean McManus ... [FishbowlLA]

Film Independent Names New Co-Presidents - Posted January 10, 2012
Film Independent, which puts together the LA Film Festival as well as the annual Spirit Awards, announced today they were taking the usual step of naming two presidents of their... [FishbowlLA]

Barbara Fedida out at CBS News - Posted February 18, 2011
As part of the management changes at CBS News, TVNewser has learned the division's VP of talent and development, Barbara Fedida... [TVNewser]

Evening News sendoff for CBS News President Sean McManus - Posted February 18, 2011
Last night after the CBS Evening News, staffers bid farewell to Sean McManus who has led the news division for more than 5 years. McManus is ... [TVNewser]

Watch Out ESPN: CBS Rebranding 'CBS College Sports Network' as 'CBS Sports Network' - Posted February 15, 2011
In something of a surprise move, CBS announced that the CBS College Sports Network will rebrand as the CBS Sports Network starting April 4, 2011. The network will still focus on college sports at first, but CBS says it expects to expand the content it features down the line. CBS ... [SportsNewser]

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]

Sean McManus Named Chairman, CBS Sports - Posted February 8, 2011
CBS is shaking up the senior executive ranks at CBS News, and it has implications for CBS Sports. Sean McManus, who had been president of CBS News & Sports, will be vacating his role as the top executive at CBS News to focus on the sports portfolio as chairman of ... [SportsNewser]

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]

News Chiefs Talk Egypt Coverage - Posted February 4, 2011
Broadcasting & Cable spoke to a number of network and cable news executives, to get their thoughts on how they have been covering the crisis in Egypt. Each had their own perspective on the coverage, and how they will handle it going forward. CNN's ... [TVNewser]

PGA Championship To Air On CBS Sports Through 2019 - Posted January 27, 2011
CBS Sports and The PGA of America have reached an eight-year agreement to extend broadcast rights of the PGA Championship through 2019. As part of the deal, CBS Sports will produce five hours of high definition coverage of each of the final two weekend Championsh... [SportsNewser]

Happy Birthday, Andy Rooney - Posted January 14, 2011
Andy Rooney is 92 today. His birthday comes exactly one week after that of a fellow CBSer, who was surprised when Ro... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Happy Birthday, Andy Rooney - Posted January 14, 2011
Andy Rooney is 92 today. His birthday comes exactly one week after that of a fellow CBSer, who was surprised when Ro... [FishbowlNY]

U.S. Open, CBS Reach Agreement Through 2014 - Posted January 14, 2011
The U.S. Tennis Association and CBS have reached an agreement in principle that will keep the U.S. Open on the network through 2014. As part of the deal, the U.S. Open will continue to air the women's singles finals on Saturday night and the men's singles final on Sunday ... [WebNewser -]

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]

David Carr: Anchor Changes at the 'Early Show' Won't Work, The Network Needs to Think Bigger - Posted December 6, 2010
In this morning's edition of The New York Times, media columnist David Carr tackles the recent changes at CBS "The Early Show." Specifically, ... [TVNewser]

CBS Sports Brings On ESPN Veteran David Berson - Posted December 2, 2010
CBS Sports has named ESPN veteran David Berson executive VP of CBS Sports and president of CBS College Sports Network. Berson will be involved in all aspects of CBS Sports operations, and will also run day-to-day operations of the fast-growing cable channel. He most re... [SportsNewser]

Harry Smith: 'I will always be grateful for having one of the best seats in the house' - Posted December 1, 2010
Harry Smith used his "Just a Minute" feature on CBS Radio News to discuss his impending departure from CBS' "The Early Show." "I'm leaving my job on 'The Early Show' soon, but I will always be grateful for having one of the best seats in the house." Here's the audio ... [TVNewser]

Anchor Changes at 'The Early Show,' Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, Dave Price All Out - Posted November 30, 2010
TVNewser hears that an anchor change is in store at CBS' "The Early Show." Co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez is believed to be leaving the program, with news anchor Eri... [TVNewser]

'NFL on CBS' Gears Up For Game Number 5,000 - Posted November 22, 2010
On Sunday, November 28, "The NFL on CBS" will celebrate a major television milestone, when it broadcasts its 5,000th NFL football game. Gus Johnson (read T... [SportsNewser]

Longtime CBS News Stage Manager James 'Jimmy' Wall Dies at 92 - Posted October 30, 2010
A regular and friendly presence at CBS News for nearly 50 years, James "Jimmy" Wall, has died, the network says. Wall is best known to the public as "Mr. Baxter," the next door neighbor of "Captain Kangaroo," but Wall was also a veteran stage manager for CBS programming, including the "... [TVNewser]

CBS Sports' LeslieAnne Wade Going Independent - Posted October 28, 2010
The top PR executive for CBS Sports, LeslieAnne Wade, is leaving the company to start her own media strategy and public relations firm, the network says. Wade's first client will be CBS Sports, where she will be "closely involved in the overall media relations effort around... [SportsNewser]

Schieffer Toasted and Roasted - Posted October 18, 2010
CBS News President Sean McManus and Senators Sam Nunn and ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's 'Today,' CBS' Sean McManus, ID's Henry Schleiff Among 2010 B&C HOF Inductees - Posted October 4, 2010
With the 2010 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame just a few weeks away, the trade magazine has announced that "Live with Regis & Kelly" co-host ... [TVNewser]

Jim Nantz Guest-Hosting B&C HOF - Posted October 4, 2010
•CBS Sports anchor Jim Nantz will serve as a special guest-host during the 2010 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame ceremony, joining MC Regis Philbin. Nantz and Philbin will be presenting awards to 10 inductees, as well as NBC's "Today," which is the TV show... [SportsNewser]

Four Players To Serve As MLB Tonight Guest Analysts - Posted October 1, 2010
Torii Hunter, Chris Young, Dallas Braden and ... [TVNewser]

NFL Today Crew Talk Coming Season, TV vs. Stadium Experience - Posted September 8, 2010
Wednesday afternoon, we listened to a conference call that featured Sean McManus (president, CBS News and Sports and executive producer of THE NFL ON CBS), ... [SportsNewser]

What David Westin's ABC Departure says about the Future of TV News - Posted September 7, 2010
In the wake of David Westin's announcement this week that he's stepping down after 13 years as president of ABC News, networks should initiate informal five-year term limits on news division chiefs. ... [TVNewser]

What Does The Future Hold for Network News? - Posted September 7, 2010
The network news organizations, ABC News, CBS News and to a lesser extent NBC News, are in a period of extreme transition-that much is undeniable. Last night's resignation by ABC News president David Westin only served to underscore the point. Without the ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Assembles Campaign 2010 Team - Posted September 6, 2010
Now that Labor Day is here, Campaign 2010 kicks in to high gear. CBS News has announced its multi-platform plans for coverage leading up to the November midterms. Chief Political Consultant Marc Ambinder and Political Analyst and Contributor ... [TVNewser]

NFL Media Sales Looking Good for 2010-2011 Season - Posted August 27, 2010
Good news for the networks that televise NFL games: it looks like the 2010-2011 season will be a major step up from last season in terms of revenue. At a press conference earlier this week, CBS news & sports president Sean McManus... [SportsNewser]

Dan Marino and Sean McManus: After Retirement, Brett Favre Could be a Broadcaster - Posted August 24, 2010
Whenever Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre decides to retire... if he ever decides to retire, a career in football broadcasting may be in his future. Both CBS News & Sports president ... [SportsNewser]

CBS to Broadcast the 2010 US Open in 3D - Posted August 24, 2010
CBS will broadcast the 2010 US Open tennis tournament in 3D, according to Sean McManus, the president of CBS News & Sports. McManus made the announcement at a CBS Sports press conference in New York. "We are trying to be pretty ag... [SportsNewser]

CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow Dies at 62 - Posted August 21, 2010
Veteran CBS News correspondent Harold Dow died today at the age of 62. A network news release describes Dow's passing this morning as sudden. A five-time Emmy winner and recipient of a Geor... [TVNewser]

CBS News Boss Touts Web Growth - Posted August 11, 2010
Calling it "an essential component of CBS News' future," CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus sent an email to his entire staff today to show just how important the web is to the Tiffany network's news division. In the email, obtained by WebNewser, McManus touted the growth of (+120% year-over-year)... [WebNewser -]

CBS' McManus Congratulates Staff on Emmy Noms - Posted July 16, 2010
CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus sent a note to staffers yesterday congratulating them on the 31 News & Doc Emmy nominations the network received, the second-most of any network behind PBS: From: McManus, Sean Cc: Moonves, Leslie Subject: Message from Sean McManus We learned today that CBS News has been nominated for a... [TVNewser]

Gulf Oil Spill a 'Seminal Moment' For News Orgs - Posted June 7, 2010
With the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still spewing and not showing signs of slowing down, news organizations are committing their resources to continuing to cover the story. Broadcasting & Cable's Marisa Guthrie spoke... [TVNewser]

CBS and CNN in Partnership Negotiations? - Posted May 4, 2010
Recurring rumors of CNN partnering with a broadcast network are nothing new, but New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that sources say CBS News and the cable network are in "advanced negotiations" at the moment, with ... [TVNewser]

CBS Announces Guest List for WHCA Dinner - Posted April 28, 2010
CBS News has announced their guest list for Saturday's White House Correspondents Association dinner. In addition to anchors/correspondents Katie Couric, Harry Smith, Dave Price, L... [TVNewser]

Turner Gets the NCAA Tournament - Posted April 22, 2010
It looks like the annual TVNewser bracket challenge is going to have to expand. This morning, the NCAA announced that CBS Sports, ... [TVNewser]

The Most Powerful People in TV News - Posted April 13, 2010
TVWeek has released their "10 Most Powerful in TV News" list today. Who else but Fox News President Roger Ailes (who has long been called the "most powerful name" in news) tops the list. For as much as cable and national news channels squabble amongst themselves, all vying to be on... [FishbowlDC]

Tiger Woods News Conference Ahead of Masters - Posted April 5, 2010
After five months, Tiger Woods held his first press conference today at Augusta ahead of the Masters. "His press conference is getting so much attention that Augusta National has asked media outlets for only one reporter to make sure every organization has a chance to fill the 207 seats in... [TVNewser]

Rebecca Jarvis Joins CBS News - Posted April 1, 2010
As TVNewser first reported last October, Rebecca Jarvis has joined CBS News and today was named newsreader for the Saturday edition of "The Early Show." A CNBC alum, Jarvis will al... [TVNewser]

"60 Minutes," BBC, ABC Awarded Peabodys - Posted March 31, 2010
Diane Sawyer talks with 11-year-old Erica in the Peabody award-winning ABC News documentary "A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains." The CBS News program "60 Minutes" and BBC World News America have each won two prestigious Peabody awards. In addition, the ... [TVNewser]

CBS' Dozier to AP - Posted March 26, 2010
Sean McManus announced in an email this morning that Kimberly Dozier, the CBS reporter who survived an Iraqi bombing will be joining the Associated Press. Memo from McManus below: It is my bittersweet task to inform you that Kimberly Dozier will be moving on to a new and exciting opportunity with... [FishbowlDC]

Kimberly Dozier Leaves CBS for the AP - Posted March 25, 2010
CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier is leaving the network and will join the Associated Press as intelligence reporter. Dozier, you'll recall, ... [TVNewser]

CBS Declines Tiger Woods Sit-Down - Posted March 22, 2010
ESPN and the Golf Channel sat down for five-minute interviews with golfer Tiger Woods Sunday, but CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus reportedly declined an offer Woods' camp made to CBS. A CBS Sports spokesperson ... [TVNewser]

On the Podcast: NPR, SXSW Recap, Tiger Woods and More... - Posted March 17, 2010
In this week's PRNewser Podcast, we welcome special guest David Folkenflik, media correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). Folkenflik's stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines, including Morning Edition, A... [PRNewser]

John Mosedale, Former CBS Evening News Writer, Passes Away - Posted March 16, 2010
•John Mosedale, a writer for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and later The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather passed away yesterday at his home. Mosdale had been battling esophageal cancer. He was 84. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 26, at 11am at St. Michael's Church... [TVNewser]

News Radio Pioneer Joe Dembo Passes Away - Posted March 15, 2010
Sad news to report. Joseph Dembo, a former CBS Radio VP and correspondent who was a pioneer in the all-news radio format, has died. In a note to staff, CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus, writes, Dembo "was an important figure in the history of WCBS radio in New York, as... [TVNewser]

CNN's Betty Nguyen Heads to CBS News - Posted March 4, 2010
CBS has announced that Betty Nguyen is leaving CNN and joining the network as a full-time CBS News Correspondent as of March 11th. Nguyen will anchor "CBS Morning News" and report for "The Early Show." Nguyen joined CNN in 2004 and is an anchor for... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper Is Not in Talks for 'CBS Evening News' Job Says CNN - Posted March 1, 2010
NY Times reports today that "CBS executives, mindful that Katie Couric's contract expires in a little over a year, have talked to Anderson Cooper of CNN abou... [TVNewser]

CBS News Doc Delivers The Body Scoop for Girls - Posted February 25, 2010
•GalleyCat covers last night's book party for CBS News medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton. The whole "Early Show" team was there: ... [TVNewser]

Book Party for CBS Medical Correspondent Jennifer Ashton - Posted February 25, 2010
Last night CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton celebrated the release of her new book with some of television news' biggest stars. Avery Books hosted the party at Bar Americain in Manhattan. The book ... [GalleyCat]

How to Get Your Boss to Pay for Your Trip to the Super Bowl - Posted February 15, 2010
If you were watching the end of Daytona 500 coverage on Fox, medal round luge competition on NBC or even pre-NBA All Star Game coverage on TNT last night, then you missed Andy Rooney's segment on "60 Minutes." Rooney, recounted his trip to Ft. Lauderdale last weekend to ca... [TVNewser]

Sean McManus: King of the TV World - Posted February 9, 2010
Sean McManus is still on cloud 9 this morning. McManus, who is president of CBS News and Sports, also has the distinction of being the executive producer of the most-watched television program in history. McManus was EP of CBS's coverage of Super Bowl XLIV. In a note to the CBS Sport... [TVNewser]

Super Bowl XLIV: Most Watched TV Program Ever - Posted February 8, 2010
The 2010 NFL Super Bowl was the most watched television program in American history. Roughly 106.5 million people watched the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts in South Florida yesterday. CBS had the broadcast and, as AgencySpy ... [TVNewser]

Gibbs Asked if Couric Should Share Her Salary with CBS Staffers - Posted February 4, 2010
WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Lester Kinsolving, known for his unusual questions at press briefings, had the following back and forth with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs today: Kinsolving: In his commendable concern for the unemployed, the president would be gratified if ... [TVNewser]

CBS' Sean McManus: 'There hasn't been one single discussion about altering Katie's role, adjusting her contract' - Posted February 3, 2010
This morning, The Drudge Report and NY Post reported that "CBS Evening News" anchor Kati... [TVNewser]

Couric Accepts duPont Award for Palin Interviews: 'I Did the Job That I Was Supposed to Do' - Posted January 22, 2010
Last night, TVNewser attended the Alfred I. duPont Columbia University awards in Broadcast News, where CBS News and Katie Couric book-ended the evening among the year's winners. CBS News and Sports president ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Wins duPont Award for Sarah Palin Interviews - Posted January 14, 2010
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Katie Couric has won the Alfred I. duPont Award for political reporting for her 2008 interviews with GOP VP nominee ... [TVNewser]

Quijano Named CBS News Correspondent - Posted January 12, 2010
CBS News has officially announced Elaine Quijano as a correspondent for the network. As we reported in December, left CNN for CBS. In a press... [TVNewser]

Morgan Freeman the New Voice of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric - Posted January 4, 2010
The AP's David Bauder reports Morgan Freeman is the new announcer for the "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

David Friedman Named 'Early Show' EP - Posted December 10, 2009
CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus has announced that he officially named David Friedman the new executive producer of "The Early Show" ef... [TVNewser]

'Early Show' EP Zev Shalev Departing CBS - Posted December 9, 2009
Zev Shalev, who has been executive producer of the CBS "Early Show" for the last 18 months, told his staff this morning that he's leaving the broadca... [TVNewser]

CBS Takes Home Four Business/Financial News Emmy Awards - Posted December 8, 2009
With Monday's announcement of the winners of the Business and Financial Emmy Awards, at which CBS News won four of the eight awards, CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus sent a note to staff congratulating them on the wins. "In fact," writes McManus, "CBS was the only network news o... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan: Motherhood 'Turns You into a Complete Lunatic' - Posted December 7, 2009
CBS chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan talks with B&C's Marisa Guthrie about her experiences reporting from Afgh... [TVNewser]

Changes May Be Coming to 'The Early Show' - Posted December 4, 2009
TVNewser has learned CBS News boss Sean McManus may be making a change atop his morning show. Zev Shalev, who has been EP of "The Early Show" since June 2008, may soon be out the door. Multiple sources t... [TVNewser]

CBS News Boss on Sticking with Obama Analysis - Posted December 2, 2009
This afternoon, CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus sent an email to staff about the network's coverage of Pres. Obama's Afghanistan address and the network's decision to stay with post-speech analysis, saying that it was actually CBS Corp. CEO ... [TVNewser]

Legendary CBS News Producer/Mentor Bernie Birnbaum Passes Away - Posted November 28, 2009
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus sent a note to staff today about the death of award winning producer Bernie Birnbaum who passed away Thanksgiving Day at the age of 89. Birnbaum joined CBS in 1951. He worked on a number of programs and in special events. He was an associate... [TVNewser]

With Diane Sawyer's Evening Move, Sean McManus Sees Sampling of CBS - Posted November 25, 2009
B&C's Marisa Guthrie talks with CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus who is bullish on the new year -- when a rare ... [TVNewser]

CBS Set to Debut New CBS REPORTS: Series - Posted November 16, 2009
CBS News is following up its CBS REPORTS: Children of the Recession with CBS REPORTS: Where American Stands. In an email to staff, obtained by TVNewser, CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus writes the multi-platform, multi-week, multi-broadcast effort, "w... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft To Receive Paul White Award - Posted November 9, 2009
CBS's Steve Kroft has been named the 2010 Paul White Award winner by The Radio Television Digital News Association (formerly The Radio and Television News Directors Association). Kroft will receive the award April 12 in Las Vegas, during the RTDNA annual convention. "Steve Kroft's prac... [TVNewser]

Sean McManus Welcomes Jan Crawford Greenburg to CBS News - Posted October 19, 2009
As TVNewser first reported Friday, Jan Crawford Greenburg has left ABC News and will join CBS News January 4, 2010 as Chief Legal Correspondent. In a note to staff today, obtained by TVNewser, CBS News and Sports president ... [TVNewser]

CBS Announces Jan Crawford Greenburg's Return - Posted October 19, 2009
We told you Friday that ABC's Jan Crawford Greenburg would be swapping networks to join her pal ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.15.09 - Posted October 15, 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 rainy Thu... [FishbowlDC]

Capus, McManus Comment on Reporters' Editorializing - Posted October 14, 2009
The L.A. Times takes a more in depth look at the opinions expr... [TVNewser]

Afghanistan Increases with Anniversary - Posted October 5, 2009
October 7th marks the eighth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, and the broadcast nets have ramped up their coverage in conjunction with that. Tonight, CBS's "Evening News" will begin its special coverage titled "The R... [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]

Paul Friedman Upped at CBS News - Posted September 23, 2009
One of the only news executives to have worked in executive roles at the big three broadcast networks, Paul Friedman, got a promotion today to Executive VP of CBS News. In an email from CBS News and Sports President ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters Given Lifetime Achievement at News and Doc Emmys - Posted September 22, 2009
Marc Bryan-Brown PhotographyTVNewsers flocked to Lincoln Center last night for the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. In addition to the competitive awards, Barbara Wal... [TVNewser]

CBS News Plans Special on War in Afghanistan - Posted September 21, 2009
As the U.S. approaches the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, CBS News is broadcasting three days of special reports. "AFGHANISTAN: The Road Ahead" is an in-depth examination of the war in Afghanistan. The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric will be reformatted, with more than half of the broadcasts... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Staying with CBS For the Foreseeable Future; To Host Interview Show on - Posted September 20, 2009
The NYTimes' Brian Stelter catches up with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric and news executives ... [TVNewser]

Friends, Colleagues, Presidents Remember Walter Cronkite - Posted September 9, 2009
This morning TVNewser attended the public memorial service for Walter Cronkite at Lincoln Center in New York City. The service included remarks from close friends including Andy Rooney ... [TVNewser]

CBS' Cami McCormick Stable at Walter Reed - Posted September 2, 2009
CBS Reporter Cami McCormick arrived at Walter Reed Army Medical center in Washington, D.C. at 2amET this morning and is in stable condition. She will undergo further surgery for the wounds she received and the fractures in her arms and legs. Last week, McCormick ... [TVNewser]

Peter Greenberg Joins CBS News - Posted September 2, 2009
First On TVNewser: Travel expert Peter Greenberg has been named CBS News Travel Editor. He will report on travel-related news for The Early Show and on other CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Greenberg previously had been Travel Editor for NBC's Today, CNBC, a... [TVNewser]

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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Morning Reading List 08.18.09 - Posted August 18, 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. That's ... [FishbowlDC]

Cronkite Memorial Guest Speaker list - Posted August 17, 2009
On September 9th, Lincoln Center in New York City will host the Walter Crokite memorial service, which, according to a NYPost Page Six listing, will feature several high-profile speakers: President Obama is expected to speak, as are Bill Clinton, Buzz Aldrin for ... [TVNewser]

Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [TVNewser]

Channel One Switches to CBS - Posted July 21, 2009
Channel One Network, which provides news and content for teens, announced that it is partnering with CBS News and will form a new production unit beginning this fall. Channel One had been partnering with NBC News since July 2007. Going forward, CBS News Productions will co-produce Channel One's award-winning broadcast, Channel One... [TVNewser]

"I Know That He is Immensely Proud of His News Division" - Posted July 20, 2009
CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus sent a note to the staff thanking them for their work this weekend on the coverage of the death of Walter Cronkite, whom McManus called, "the most important and beloved man ever to work at CBS News." Click continued to read the memo... > Related: The... [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]

In Memoriam: Walter Cronkite 1916-2009 - Posted July 17, 2009
"The most trusted man in America," Walter Cronkite died this evening at the age of 92, his family and CBS News announced. The lege... [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]

CBS Evening News Wins Murrow for Best Newscast - Posted June 29, 2009
For the second year in a row, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric has won the Edward R. Murrow award for best evening newscast. C... [TVNewser]

What's a CBS Guy Doing at NBC? - Posted June 26, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Former CBS News chief Andrew Heyward says his new gig as an NBC News consultant has nothing to do with his alma mater. "I have wonderful relationships at CBS," says Heyward, 58, head of the news division from 1996 to 20... [TVNewser]

CBS Newsers Remember Their Dads - Posted June 20, 2009
This morning on "The Early Show", several CBS Newsers will pay special tribute to their dads in honor Father's Day tomorrow. CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus talks about his dad, legendary sports journalist ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Hires Terrell Brown - Posted June 9, 2009
CBS News has hired Terrell Brown as a correspondent in its News Development Program. Brown, who joins CBS from NBC affiliate WWBT in Richmond, VA, will provide reports for all CBS News platforms under the NDP which is designed to develop producers and correspondents into ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.09.09 - Posted June 9, 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

Sean McManus on the CNN/CBS Partnership Talks, Bob Schieffer's Eventual Successor - Posted June 8, 2009
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio talks to CBS News & Sports President Sean McManus in the wake of some good news for the organization last week... [TVNewser]

McManus on CBS News' Success: "Quantitative, As Well As Qualitative" - Posted June 2, 2009
TVNewser has obtained an internal memo sent from CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus to all of CBS News (as well as the big boss) in relation to the network's across-the-board, year-to-year increases: From: McManus, Sean Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3:07 PM To: @CND News Cc: Moonves, Leslie Subject: Message from Sean McManus I am... [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]

McManus on NFL Extension: "Keeping the Best News and Sports Programming on CBS" - Posted May 19, 2009
TVNewser has obtained a memo from CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus on the news that CBS has extended its agreement with the NFL through the 2013-14 season, including the airing of Super Bowl XLVII. Although my roles at CBS News and CBS Sports normally remain quite separate, I wanted to... [TVNewser]

CBS Evening News To Debut New Logo, Graphics Monday - Posted May 15, 2009
Exclusive: The CBS Evening News will debut a new logo and new graphics Monday, with an eye toward HD. TVNewser got a sneak peek at the new look today. CBS news and sports president Sean McManus told us the graphics came about late last year. "It was mot... [TVNewser]

CBS News Revamps CBS Reports For Multi-Platform Intitiative - Posted April 23, 2009
CBS News has revived its CBS Reports brand for "CBS Reports: Children of the Recession," a multi-platform initiative to raise awareness about the effects of the economic meltdown on America's youth. "We will use the extraordinary resources and talents of CBS News across our various platforms to explore the many ways in... [WebNewser -]

CBS' The Early Show Hires New Doc - Posted March 31, 2009
CBS News has named Jennifer Ashton, M.D., a CBS News Medical Correspondent. Dr. Ashton, who will maintain her private practice in Englewood, NJ, will report primarily for The Early Show but will also contribute to other broadcasts and platforms. Dr. Ashton was a medical... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Wins Award Named for her Evening News Predecessor - Posted March 10, 2009
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric has won a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism from ... [TVNewser]

Awards for CBS News, Summit for All - Posted March 10, 2009
We'll be blogging from the TVNewser Summit today at 92Y Tribeca. The event starts at NoonET so come on down if you want to attend. Tickets are available at the door. In the meantime, we'll keep the news about TV News coming throughout the day, including a memo we've obtained from CBS... [TVNewser]

Jeff Ballabon Joins CBS News - Posted February 19, 2009
CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus announced the hiring of Jeff Ballabon as SVP of Communications for CBS News. Ballabon takes over for Sandy Genelius ... [TVNewser]

McManus Toasts Evening News Crew - Posted January 29, 2009
CBS Evening News EP Rick Kaplan, CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus, and Evening News anchor and managing editor Katie Couric in the newsroom this afternoon. CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus dropped in to the... [TVNewser]

CBS Evening News Gets A Prime Time Slot... Against American Idol - Posted January 23, 2009
Next Wednesday, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric will broadcast an updated version of that day's broadcast in prime time, at 8pmET/PT. The NYTimes' Jacques Steinberg reports "the one-night experiment will be a first." ... [TVNewser]

New Face On CBS' NFL Halftime Show: Katie Couric - Posted January 18, 2009
Katie Couric showed up on the CBS' halftime show set tonight, but it wasn't to discuss the Baltimore Ravens' lack of offense. James Brown introduced Couric ("a friend") as she presented a short package about President-elect Barack Obama's day toda... [TVNewser]

Pitts Joins 60 Minutes - Posted January 13, 2009
CBS News' Byron Pitts is joining 60 Minutes as a contributing correspondent. Pitts has appeared periodically on the program since 2006, and will contribute at least six stories during the '09-'10 season. He will also continue his work for the CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

With Layoffs Abound, CBS Finds Time to Celebrate - Posted December 11, 2008
TVNewser attended one of the few holiday parties still on the calendar. Producers, anchors and executives from CBS News and CBS Radio, and those of us who cover them, packed the 35th floor of CBS's Black Rock headquarters last night. We talked with The Early Show's Julie Chen as she arrive... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC, CBS, CNBC... - Posted December 5, 2008
> Barbara Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2008," in which Barack Obama was #1, won its timeslot last night. The show averaged a 4.2 rating giving ABC its best numbers in months in the hour and giving the network a win for the night in the A18-49 demo.... [TVNewser]

Cable News Gain Is Evening News Pain - Posted November 20, 2008
While the cable news nets benefited greatly from the presidential campaign season, the LATimes' Matea Gold reveals the evening newscasts didn't. ...the overall number of people watching the network evening newscasts actually ... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes Most-Watched Program Last Week - Posted November 11, 2008
Thanks to a number of factors, the top-rated program on all of television last week was 60 Minutes. The Sunday program averaged 18.47 million Total Viewers, the show's largest audience since the same week last year. One thing that helped the program was a strong lead-in from two tight NFL games, Indianapolis' win... [TVNewser]

CBS Names Reid to White House, Axelrod Back to NY - Posted November 10, 2008
CBS News president Sean McManus has announced that Chip Reid will be CBS News's Chief White House Correspondent. Reid, who covered the McCain campaign, joined CBS in August 2007 from NBC News ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Eyes Late Election Night, No Matter What - Posted November 4, 2008
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManu (standing) and Evening News EP Rick Kaplan (seated, third from right) in the control room. After a stop at ABC News' Times Square studios, we made our way uptown to West 57th Street and CBS News HQ. Katie Co... [TVNewser]

Sandy Genelius Leaving CBS for Sony - Posted October 15, 2008
Well, we began the day with PR news, and that's how will close least until the next post. Broadcasting & Cable reports CBS News VP of communications Sandy Genelius is leaving the network. Genelius, a 20-year CBS veteran, is joining Sony in the same capacity. "It would be impossible to overstate Sandy's... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Joy Behar, Star Jones & Another Sarah Palin Doppelganger - Posted October 8, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The joint was jumping at Michael's today. Media mavens, television types and fashionistas were still trying to digest the week's head spinning events but, in true New York style, weren't letting a worldwide tanking economy get in the way of a good time. There was... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Joy Behar, Star Jones & Another Sarah Palin Doppelganger - Posted October 8, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The joint was jumping at Michael's today. Media mavens, television types and fashionistas were still trying to digest the week's head spinning events but, in true New York style, weren't letting a worldwide tanking economy get in the way of a good time. There was... [FishbowlNY]

Double Network Duty for Erica Hill - Posted September 22, 2008
CBS News has announced that Erica Hill will join CBS News as anchor of the Saturday edition of The Early Show. Hill will continue to anchor news on CNN as well as continuing as a correspondent for Anderson Cooper 360. Hill left CNN Headline News in Atlanta ... [TVNewser]

Dan Bartlett Joins CBS News as Political Analyst - Posted August 18, 2008
Former Counselor to President Bush, Dan Bartlett, has joined CBS News as a political analyst. Bartlett will provide on-air analysis on a variety of political issues, "including at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and beyond," according to the press r... [TVNewser]

McKay, Buckley, Snow to be Honored at Documentary Emmys - Posted August 14, 2008
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has just announced it will posthumously honor ABC Sports legend Jim McKay at this year's News & Documentary Emmy Awards. McKay, who died in May, is the father of CBS News & Sports president ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric: "No Plans to Part Company Any Time Soon" - Posted July 18, 2008
The LATimes' Matea Gold has the scoop from CBS's presentation in front of the TCA, during which ... [TVNewser]

Couric, McManus Get the TCA Treatment, Via Satellite - Posted July 18, 2008
CBS News president Sean McManus, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, chief Washington correspondent and moderator of Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer, and senior political analyst, ... [TVNewser]

Tony Snow's Death: Sean McManus Statement - Posted July 12, 2008
Statement from Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports: It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Tony Snow this morning. Before Tony entered public service, he was an admired and beloved colleague in our industry. He will be remembered not only for his contributions as both... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Upped to Digitial Role At CBS News - Posted July 7, 2008
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus announced today that CBS Evening News coordinating producer Brian Kennedy has been named director of digital news gathering for CBS News and Spor... [TVNewser]

Rosen Named EP of Saturday Early Show - Posted July 3, 2008
Michael Rosen has been upped to EP of the Saturday Early Show, CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus announced. Rosen, who's been with CBS since 2005, will continue his role as senior broadcast producer on the weekday edition. Click continued to read the press release... MICHAEL ROSEN IS NAMED EXECUT... [TVNewser]

Farewell Tom - Posted September 14, 2007
From an internal email sent by CBS' Sean McManus, obtained by FishbowlDC: I'd like to take a moment to let anyone know who may not that Tom Mattesky is retiring from CBS News today. Tom has chalked up more than 33 years of reporting experience in his long and successful career. He... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Hires A "Next Generation" Correspondent - Posted July 25, 2007
CBS News has announced the hiring of Seth Doane, most recently a New Delhi-based correspondent for CNN International. President of CBS News & Sports, Sean McManus calls Doane "one of the most impressive young reporters working today." "Seth further strengthens what has developed into a very strong corps of 'next... [TVNewser]

Isham: The Announcement - Posted July 12, 2007
From CBS' Sean McManus: After more than 20 years of outstanding work at CBS News, our D.C. bureau chief, Janet Leissner, has decided to retire. It is with sadness that I make the announcement today of Janet's decision, as we are losing a great colleague and one of the finest journalists on... [FishbowlDC]

Fired CBS Producer Talks About $50M Suit - Posted June 25, 2007
In an interview this afternoon with TVNewser, fired CBS News Producer Dick Jefferson says his dismissal was like "being kicked out of your family." Jefferson, an 18-year veteran of the network is suing CBS for $50 million, and naming Senior VP Linda Mason in the suit. He was let go Nov. 20,... [TVNewser]

CBS: Couric Story 'Unfounded, Gratuitous, Utterly Malicious' - Posted April 24, 2007
An emphatic denial from CBS after yesterday's column by Gail Shister i... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CBS: Couric Story 'Unfounded, Gratuitous, Utterly Malicious' - Posted April 24, 2007
An emphatic denial from CBS after yesterday's column by Gail Shister i... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.03.07 - Posted April 3, 2007
Good morning Washington. Lots and ... [FishbowlDC]

Katie On The Superbowl's Pre-Game Show - Posted January 19, 2007
Quoting The Associated Press: Katie Couric "will contribute a feature to CBS' four-hour Super Bowl pre-game show Feb. 4," Sean McManus announced at press tour on Thursday. "She also will anchor the evening news from Miami, the site of the big game, on the Friday before the game."McManus says: ... [TVNewser]