CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus has announced that he officially named David Friedman the new executive producer of “The Early Show” effective January 2010. He replaces Zev Shalev who left the program yesterday.
McManus is looking to take advantage of the impending “Good Morning America” switchover with the hire, saying in a statement, “The show has been making advances and we are committed to decisively moving to the next level. The change in the competitive landscape is a terrific opportunity for us to bring on an experienced and creative EP with a fresh approach and a demonstrated track record of success.”
Friedman was most recently the EP of “Last Call with Carson Daly.” He also spent six years at NBC’s “Today” show. Press release after the jump.