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Adam Verdugo Named Executive Producer of ‘CBS Evening News’

Just a few weeks after anchor Norah O’Donnell signed a new long-term contract extension with the network, CBS News has tapped her longtime colleague Adam Verdugo to be executive producer of the CBS Evening News. Verdugo, who had been executive story editor on the program, will be based out of its Washington D.C. home studio. […]

Writers Guild’s CBS News Union Ratifies New Three-Year Agreement

Workers at CBS News who are unionized with the Writers Guild of America West and East have ratified a new three-year contract, the WGA East announced on Monday. The agreement, initially reached in April after a few months of negotiation, will apply to around 260 staffers, including newswriters, producers, desk associates, graphic artists and others […]

CBS News Makes Norah O’Donnell Deal Extension Official

CBS News made it official Monday morning: CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell has signed a new long-term deal with the network. CBS News and Stations co-president Neeraj Khemlani and O’Donnell announced the deal to CBS staff Monday morning on the daily editorial call. O’Donnell’s contract was coming up, and it was not always clear […]

CBS’ Mick Mulvaney Hire Signals That 2024 TV News Jockeying Has Begun

Normally, former officials in a president’s administration can count on securing cushy contributor jobs with one of the many broadcast and cable news organizations. These roles, which can pay 6-figures annually to make occasional appearances on programming, have long been a staple of the revolving door between politics and media. The Trump administration, however, has […]

CBS News to Feature The Weather Channel Reporting in Wide-Ranging Content Partnership

CBS News and The Weather Channel have struck a wide-ranging partnership that will see Weather Channel correspondents, reporting and technology featured across CBS News programming. Byron Allen, CEO of Weather Channel owner Allen Media Group, announced the partnership on CBS Mornings Monday. As part of the deal, weather and climate reporting from The Weather Channel, […]

U.S. TV News Correspondents In Ukraine Grapple With Realities of War Reporting

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was how surprising it was. U.S. TV news correspondents had been preparing for a potential invasion for weeks, but to have it actually happen so suddenly was, in the words of one reporter, “jarring and unsettling.” “There was something very strange about it, hearing about […]

‘CBS Mornings’ Co-Anchor Gayle King Signs New Deal With CBS News

CBS Mornings co-anchor Gayle King has signed a new deal with CBS News, keeping her at the news division and its signature morning show for years to come. King announced the decision on her SiriusXM radio show. “I officially signed on the dotted line,” King said. King, who has been a staple at the morning […]

TV News Joins Streaming’s Nostalgia Programming Play

A TV viewer in the early 1990s looking for the latest news would likely turn on CNN, where Wolf Blitzer delivered up-to-the-minute reporting from the Middle East and Washington, D.C. If it was Sunday, perhaps they would turn the dial to NBC and watch Meet the Press. As daytime turned into primetime, they might flip […]

CBS News Overhauls Streaming Service

CBS News is rebooting its streaming service, overhauling its entire programming slate in a bid to capture TV news viewership that is expected to shift online in the coming years. “In the old days digital was a separate little thing, well now it is the tip of the spear,” CBS News and stations co-president Neeraj […]

CBS News Hires Robert Costa as Chief Election Correspondent

CBS News has hired Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa to serve as the network’s chief election and campaign correspondent, making the veteran journalist a central part of its 2022 and 2024 election coverage. Costa will report for all CBS News platforms, including streaming, and will also contribute to the network’s investigative and enterprise reporting. […]

CBS News Shuffles Executive Team With Emphasis on Streaming

CBS News is rejiggering its executive team, and placing an added emphasis on streaming in the process. For starters, CBS has hired Anthony Galloway to serve as senior vp of CBS News streaming, overseeing all programming and production. An NBC News, Conde Nast and Vice veteran, Galloway was most recently chief content officer at The […]

‘60 Minutes+’ Canceled at Paramount+

The streaming spinoff of 60 Minutes has been canceled at Paramount+. 60 Minutes+ launched last year on the ViacomCBS-owned streaming platform after having initially been ordered in a slightly different format for the short-lived, shortform streaming service Quibi. “We are proud of the team at 60 Minutes+ and of the stories they produced, which informed […]