CBS Interactive Ups Marc DeBevoise to President and Chief Operating Officer

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He adds oversight of CBSI technology, media and gaming brands.

Marc DeBevoise is taking on more responsibility at CBS Interactive.

DeBevoise has been named president and chief operating officer of the CBS Corp. internet division, taking over the role of president from CBSI CEO Jim Lanzone, who was promoted to chief digital officer at CBS earlier this month. 

DeBevoise has been with CBSI since 2011, most recently serving as executive vp and general manager of CBS Digital Media, where he oversaw the digital business for the CBS Television Network. Now, he adds oversight for all of CBSI's entertainment, sports, news, technology, gaming and media brands, including CNET Media Group. He also will continue to lead the television group's digital media businesses, including the development of original digital programming. 

Since joining the company five years ago from Starz, DeBevois has been responsible for the digital content and social media strategies of the television network, helping to lead the creation and launch of standalone streaming service CBS All Access and 24-hour online news network CBSN

"Marc has played an instrumental role in building CBS Interactive into a perennial top 10 internet property and the largest internet-based premium-content group in the world," said Lanzone. "Since joining CBS Interactive, Marc has led some of the most significant areas of the business, specifically building CBS All Access and CBSN into highly successful digital initiatives for CBS. I look forward to working closely with Marc as we lead the business into the next generation of digital content."

Added CBS CEO Leslie Moonves: "CBS Interactive is such an important part of our entire company's strategy for the future. Elevating Marc into this expanded role, on the heels of Jim becoming our chief digital officer, ensures that we will continue down a path of innovation, finding new ways to distribute our world-class content however consumers want to interact with it."