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New CBS News Prez: “We Can Build Upon Its Legacy & Become Even More Successful”

Quotes from the press release:

> Les Moonves says: “Sean McManus is a superb executive, a great leader and a fierce competitor whose pedigree for excellence in live-event programming is well-known. Under his leadership, CBS Sports has moved over the past decade into the Number One position in its field, and the quality of what we put on the air is the very best in the business. I believe Sean’s background has prepared him well for the significant tasks that face us at CBS News, and I am very pleased that we have such a brilliant executive within our management team who can take on this crucial role.”

> Sean McManus says: I’m very excited about the opportunities that lie [a]head. CBS News is a truly great institution, and its people have defined excellence in broadcast journalism since the beginning of the medium. The business is changing and the challenges are many. I’m confident that, while maintaining the standards and values of this great organization, we can build upon its legacy and become even more successful, competitive and relevant to the viewers and the nation we serve.”

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