TVNewser Show TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Jeff Greenfield: ‘Network news doesn’t have that much time’

CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield–who is leaving the network at the end of the month–will appear on “Julie Menin’s Give & Take” this week.

Greenfield talked about his departure from CBS (he acknowledges that his contract was not renewed) as well as working with Katie Couric and the future of the network evening newscast.


“Network news doesn’t have that much time,” Greenfield told Menin. “I think the time may come when one of the three broadcast networks is going to fundamentally rethink the evening newscast. There is something about that format, which was born out of radio, and made sense when you couldn’t see pictures of the world anywhere else.”

As for “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric, Greenfield says he enjoyed working with her, but he is not surprised that she is considering leaving the program.

“It was a straightjacket for her,” he said. “For her, that great skill she has in interviewing, it is not something you can do on a conventional evening newscast.”

Mediabistro Event

TVNewser Show Coming to NYC on April 29!

TVNewser ShowThe TVNewser Show Seminar & Media Job Fair will explore the way TV business and technologies are changing through informative panels and discussions with industry experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals at the event's exclusive media job fair. Register before midnight on April 28 to save on on-site pricing!