CBSN Exec Albert Lewitinn Leaving For MTV (Exclusive)

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Albert Lewitinn

He oversaw day-to-day coverage on the CBS News' live-streaming service.

Albert Lewitinn, who joined CBS News last summer to oversee daily programming for the network's streaming news service, CBSN, is leaving for a new position at MTV.

A CBS spokeswoman declined to comment further.

Lewitinn is a veteran of the television business, and has previously worked for CNN, HLN and ABC News.

CBS News president David Rhodes was asked about CBSN at an employee town hall meeting June 29. He said the streaming channel, which launched in 2014, "is making money."

Rhodes said CBSN started as a way of "repurposing work on broadcasts and responding to breaking news stories," but that the future of the service is in reporting projects like the summer series CBSN: On Assignment, which kicks off July 31 and will air both on TV and online.

"How can we do some longform, really bespoke reporting, and also how can we take what we've learned on digital and apply it to TV?" Rhodes said to employees.