CBS News has named Terri Stewart as its new national editor. Stewart has been the northeast bureau chief for CBS, and has been with the company since 1986.

In her new role she will oversee day-to-day coverage for hard news and special events. She will effectively be replacing Bill Felling, who was named executive director of news services for CBS a few weeks back.

“Over the years she has held a number of key positions at the Broadcast Center, coordinating news coverage and often shedding light on stories and people with little visibility,” writes CBS News VP of news Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews in an email to staff obtained by TVNewser. “In addition to her journalistic credentials and her loyalty to CBS News, Terri is a confident leader in the newsroom and has the respect of her colleagues at CBS News.”

The full memo to staff, after the jump.
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