Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Meet the New Boss
News of a shake up at CBS News broke yesterday. "Sean McManus, who had been head of both CBS News and CBS Sports, is leaving the news side, to be replaced by David Rhodes, formerly of Bloomberg TV. Jeff Fager, the executive producer of "60 Minutes" steps into a new post as chairman of CBS News."
It is still unclear how long Katie Couric (of high pay and low ratings) will stay at CBS. Some reports indicate that she has been offered a contract extension through 2012.
David Rhodes' brother, it may be worth noting, is Ben Rhodes, President Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications (foreign policy speech writer).
Today's Playbook (couldn't find the permalink) notes that Bloomberg "doesn't mess around when it comes to defectors. David’s out-of-office e-mail: “Your Bloomberg contact has changed. Please call +1-212-318-2000 and we will be happy to put you in touch with someone who can assist you.""