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CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. Its current president is Sean McManus who is also head of CBS Sports.


Current CBS News Broadcasts

“Classic” logo of CBS News, from the 1970s until 2006

  • CBS Morning News
  • The Early Show
  • The Saturday Early Show
  • CBS News Sunday Morning
  • Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer
  • CBS Evening News with Katie Couric
  • CBS Evening News with Thalia Assuras (Saturday edition)
  • CBS Evening News (Saturday edition, reported by Jeff Glor or other rotating anchors)
  • CBS Evening News with Russ Mitchell (Sunday edition)
  • 60 Minutes
  • 48 Hours Mystery
  • Up to the Minute
  • Newsbreak (twice-daily 90 second daytime broadcast)
  • CBS News MoneyWatch (60 second business news break, reported by Alexis Christoforous, Anthony Mason or Russ Mitchell)
  • The CBS Evening News historically began with the announcer, “Direct from our newsroom in New York, in color, this is the “CBS Evening News” with Walter Cronkite.”

Five Minute News Program History

  • Charles Collingwood with the News (1956, 1961-1962)
  • Walter Cronkite with the News (1956-1960)
  • Charles Kuralt with the News (1960)
  • Ron Cochrane with the News (1960-1961)
  • Stuart Novins with the News (1961)
  • Harry Reasoner with the News (1961-1962)
  • CBS News with Harry Reasoner (1962-1963)
  • CBS News with Douglas Edwards (1962-1963)
  • CBS Mid-Morning News with Douglas Edwards (1979-1980)
  • CBS Midday News with Harry Reasoner (1963)
  • CBS Midday News with Robert Trout (1963-1965)
  • CBS Midday News with Mike Wallace (1965-1966)
  • CBS Midday News with Joseph Benti (1966-1969)
  • CBS Midday News with Douglas Edwards (1969-1979)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Douglas Edwards (1963-1969)

Saturday Network News History

  • The Week in Review (1950)
  • Saturday News Special (with Don Hollenbeck) (1950-1951)
  • Douglas Edwards and the News (1951)
  • News with Edward P. Morgan (1951)
  • Up To The Minute (Walter Cronkite) (1951-1952)
  • The Saturday News with Robert Trout (1959)
  • The Saturday News with Harry Reasoner (1959-1962)
  • CBS News with Robert Trout (1962-1963)
  • CBS News with Roger Mudd (1962)
  • CBS News with Mike Wallace (1963)
  • CBS Saturday News with Robert Trout (1963-1966)
  • CBS Saturday News with Richard C. Hottelet (1964)
  • CBS Saturday News with Martin Agronsky (1964-1965)
  • CBS Saturday News with David Schoumacher (1965)
  • CBS Saturday News with Dave Dugan (1965)
  • CBS Saturday News with Charles Kuralt (1965)
  • CBS Saturday News with Stuart Novins (1965)
  • CBS Saturday News closed its early afternoon programming in Jan., 1966 and was replaced by the CBS Evening News with Roger Mudd in the standard evening time slot.

Sunday Late Afternoon/Early Evening News History

  • The Week in Review (1948)
  • News Program (Edward P. Morgan) (1951)
  • Shape of the News (Edward P. Morgan) (1951)
  • Sunday News (Ron Cochran) (1951)
  • The American Week (commentary & analysis by Eric Sevareid) (1954-1955)
  • CBS Sunday News (Eric Sevareid) (1956)
  • World News Roundup (Eric Sevareid, Robert Trout) (1957-1958)
  • Robert Trout with the News (1958)
  • Harry Reasoner with the News (1959-1960)

CBS Afternoon News History

  • The Week in Review (1-49-1950)
  • John Daly and the News (1950)
  • Afternoon News Special (Don Hollenbeck, Winston Burdett) (1951-1961)
  • Walter Cronkite with the News (1961-1962)
  • CBS News with Eric Sevareid (1962-1963)
  • CBS News with Harry Reasoner (1963)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Harry Reasoner (1963-1970)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Dan Rather (1970-1973, 1974-1975, 1979-1981)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Bob Schieffer (1973-1974, 1988-1991)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Morton Dean (1975-1976)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Ed Bradley (1976-1979)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Charles Osgood (1981-1988)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Bill Plante (1991-1996)
  • CBS Afternoon News with Russ Mitchell (1996-2002) * CBS Afternoon News with Bryant Gumbel (2002-present)

Prime Time News Program History

  • See It Now (Edward R. Murrow, Howard K. Smith ) (1951-1957)
  • The Twentieth Century (Walter Cronkite) (1957-1970)
  • CBS Reports (Howard K. Smith, Edward R. Murrow, Eric Sevareid, Ed Bradley) (1959-1971)
  • America Tonight (1990-1991)
  • Eye to Eye with Connie Chung (1993-1995)
  • Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel (1997-1998)
  • 60 Minutes II (Wednesday) (1999-2005)

CBS Newspath

CBS Newspath is CBS News’ satellite news gathering service (similar to CNN Newsource). CBS Newspath provides national hard news, sports highlights, regional spot news, features and live coverage of major breaking news events for affiliate stations to use in their local news broadcasts. CBS Newspath has a team of correspondents and freelance reporters dedicated to reporting for affiliates and offers several different national or international stories fronted by reporters on a daily basis. CBS Newspath also relies heavily on local affiliates sharing content. Stations will often contribute locally-obtained footage that may be of national interest.

CBS Newspath is a part of the Network News Service, a collaborative effort between the affiliate news services of ABC, CBS and FOX. This means that, for example, the FOX affiliate could uplink footage to their affiliate network, which would then be picked up by NNS, and be available to any ABC, CBS or FOX affiliate outside of the market that the footage originated in.

CBS Radio Network News

The branch of CBS News that produces newscasts and features to radio stations is CBS Radio News, which airs on the CBS Radio Network. The radio network is the oldest unit of CBS News and traced its roots to the company’s founding in 1927, and the news division took shape over the following 10 years. The list of CBS News correspondents (below) includes those reporting on CBS Radio News.

CBS Radio News produces the oldest daily news show on radio or television, the CBS World News Roundup (it first aired in 1938 and celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2008), which airs each morning and evening. Nick Young anchors the original morning broadcast, produced by Paul Farry, while Bill Whitney hosts the evening edition, produced by Greg Armstrong. The World Tonight has aired since 1956 and has been anchored by Douglas Edwards, Dallas Townsend and Christopher Glenn.

CBS Radio News produces newscasts at the top of the hour, regular updates at :31 past the hour, and the popular Newsfeeds for affiliates (including WCBS and KYW) at :35, and breaking news updates when developments warrant, often at :20 and :50 past the hour. Alan Tullio, Dave Mock, Patricia Corrigan, Scott Saloway and others produce those feeds for more than 1,000 affiliates.

Public Eye

In 2005, CBS News created its own blog called Public Eye to act as a defacto ombudsman for CBS News and give greater transparency to the decisions being made. It occasionally invites other journalists and bloggers to give their own opinions on this site.

CBS News Correspondents (Past & Present)

  • Jim Acosta
  • Jacqueline Adams
  • Martin Agronsky
  • Sharyn Alfonsi
  • Ron Allen
  • Bob Allison
  • Serena Altschul
  • David Andelman
  • Wyatt Andrews
  • Howard Arenstein
  • Thalia Assuras
  • Sharyl Atkisson
  • Jim Axelrod
  • Barry Bagnato
  • Roberta Baskin
  • Dave Barrett
  • Joseph Benti
  • Nelson Benton
  • Robert Berger
  • John Blackstone
  • Derrick Blakely
  • Karen Boros
  • Cynthia Bowers
  • Jerry Bowen
  • Ray Brady
  • Ed Bradley
  • Rita Braver
  • Heywood Hale Broun
  • Jerry Browning
  • Mika Brzezinski
  • Winston Burdett
  • Ned Calmer
  • Gretchen Carlson
  • Joie Chen
  • Julie Chen
  • Michelle Clark
  • Kelly Cobiella
  • Nancy Cordes
  • Lee Cowan
  • Connie Chung
  • Lou Cioffi
  • Michele Clark
  • Jane Clayson
  • Anderson Cooper
  • Katie Couric
  • Charles Collingwood
  • Reid Collins
  • Victoria Corderi
  • Steve Croft
  • Walter Cronkite
  • David Culhane
  • Frank Currier
  • John Daly
  • Faith Daniels
  • Priya David
  • Foster Davis
  • Morton Dean
  • David Dick
  • Nancy Dickerson
  • Seth Doane
  • David Dow
  • Harold Dow
  • Bill Downs
  • Kimberly Dozier
  • Terry Drinkwater
  • Dave Dugan
  • Bruce Dunning
  • Jed Duvall
  • Douglas Edwards
  • Eric Engberg
  • Bob Faw
  • Tom Fenton
  • Giselle Fernández
  • John Ferrugia
  • Rick Fredericksen
  • Murry Fromson
  • Bob Fuss
  • Monica Gayle
  • Bill Geist
  • Christopher Glenn
  • Jeff Glor
  • Bernard Goldberg
  • Diana Gonzalez
  • Fred Graham
  • Jeff Greenfield
  • Bryant Gumbel
  • John Hart
  • Steve Hartman
  • Erin Hayes
  • George Herman
  • Don Hewitt
  • Don Hollenbeck
  • Richard C. Hottelet
  • Sandra Hughes
  • Alan Jackson
  • Phil Jones
  • Bernard Kalb
  • Marvin Kalb
  • Elizabeth Kaledin
  • Peter Kalisher
  • H.V. Kaltenborn
  • Hattie Kauffman
  • Armen Kateyian
  • Chris Kelley
  • Alexander Kendrick
  • Dana King
  • Mark Knoller
  • Susan Koeppen
  • Ted Koop
  • Mitchell Kraus
  • Steve Kroft
  • Robert Krulwich
  • Charles Kuralt
  • Bill Kurtis
  • Bill Lagattuta
  • Stephanie Lambidakis
  • Dr. Jon LaPook
  • John Laurence
  • Lara Logan
  • Bill Lynch
  • Vicki Mabrey
  • Sheila MacVicar
  • Peter Maer
  • Edie Magnus
  • Maureen Maher
  • Carol Marin
  • Dr. Mallika Marshall
  • David Martin
  • Anthony Mason
  • Cami McCormick
  • Melissa McDermott
  • Derek McGinty
  • Bill McLaughlin
  • Marya McLaughlin
  • Jim McManus
  • Bob McNamara
  • John Meyer
  • Michelle Miller
  • Russ Mitchell
  • Edward P. Morgan
  • Erin Moriarty
  • Bruce Morton
  • Bill Moyers
  • Roger Mudd
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • George Natanson
  • Paul Niven
  • Deborah Norville
  • Stuart Novins
  • Mike O’Connor
  • Bill O’Reilly
  • Meg Oliver
  • Bob Orr
  • Charles Osgood
  • Elizabeth Palmer
  • Ike Pappas
  • Hampton Pearson
  • Scott Pelley
  • Barry Petersen
  • Mark Phillips
  • Robert Pierpoint
  • Randall Pinkston
  • Larry Pintak
  • Byron Pitts
  • Allan Pizzey
  • Bill Plante
  • George Polk
  • Larry Pomeroy
  • Deborah Potter
  • Ned Potter
  • Jane Bryant Quinn
  • Sally Quinn
  • Bert Quint
  • Ed Rabel
  • Dan Rather
  • Dan Raviv
  • Harry Reasoner
  • Bill Redeker
  • Gary Reeves
  • Trish Regan
  • Chip Reid
  • Dean Reynolds
  • Jane Robelot
  • John Roberts
  • Troy Roberts
  • Maggie Rodriguez
  • Andy Rooney
  • Charlie Rose
  • Richard Roth
  • Hughes Rudd
  • Morley Safer
  • Marlene Sanders
  • Tony Sargent
  • Diane Sawyer
  • Forrest Sawyer
  • Bob Schieffer
  • Richard Schlesinger
  • David Schoenbrun
  • Daniel Schorr
  • David Schoumacher
  • Dr. Emily Senay
  • Barry Serafin
  • Frank Settipani
  • Eric Sevareid
  • Bernard Shaw
  • John Sheahan
  • Gary Shepard
  • William L. Shirer
  • Daniel Sieberg
  • Bob Simon
  • Harry Smith
  • Howard K. Smith
  • Terence Smith
  • Tracy Smith
  • Joan Snyder
  • Bianca Solorzano
  • Susan Spencer
  • Hari Sreenivasan
  • Lesley Stahl
  • Mike Stanley
  • John Stehr
  • Alison Stewart
  • Jim Stewart
  • Hannah Storm
  • Bill Stout
  • Mark Strassman
  • Neil Strawser
  • Kathleen Sullivan
  • Rene Syler
  • Martha Teichner
  • Lowell Thomas
  • Richard Threlkeld
  • Dallas Townsend
  • Ben Tracy
  • Robert Trout
  • Peter Van Sant
  • Meredith Vieira
  • Charles Von Fremd
  • Hal Walker
  • Jane Wallace
  • Kelly Wallace
  • Mike Wallace
  • Don Webster
  • Bill Whitaker
  • Bill Whitney
  • Charles Wolfson
  • Chris Wragge
  • Nick Young
  • Steve Young
  • Paula Zahn

Source: CBS News & NewsWatch Dallas

International broadcasts

CBS Evening News is shown on Sky News to viewers in Europe and Africa.

In Australia, the CBS Evening News bulletin is shown at 11.30am Monday to Saturday, and at 12.30pm on Sundays on Sky News Australia.

CBS is not shown outside the Americas on a channel in its own right. However, both CBS News is shown for a few hours a day on Orbit News in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. CBS News stories are a common occurrence on Australia’s Ten News on Network Ten, as part a CBS programming content deal. They also air The Early Show each weekday as well.


In a speech in 1971, Vice-President Spiro Agnew accused CBS News of disseminating “deceptive, self-serving propaganda”. He quoted from reports by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Special Subcommittee on Investigations of the House Commerce Committee. These reports mentioned a CBS documentary called “Project Nassau”,an effort to depose the Francois Duvalier regime in Haiti. “The House Subcommittee found that CBS had, in effect, financially subsidized a planned 1966 invasion of Haiti in order to make a documentary on the event.” In his deposition, Tom Dunkin, journalist for the Atlanta Journal, said that producer Jay McMullen of CBS told him in November, 1966 that he had “spent a lot of time and money on this project and had nothing to show for it”. (In January of 1967 the project ended with the arrest of 75 participants.)[1]

In 1986 CBS Television sought to trim its expenses. It undertook major layoffs of the News division staff.[2]

In a September 1, 2004 CBS news commentary, titled “Vice President Dick Agnew”, CBS editorial director Dick Meyer said that Vice President Cheney “drew from a different tradition typified by Spiro Agnew” in a tradition that “uses the hired help to do the political dirty work”. [3][4]

Also see Killian Documents re Fall 2004 coverage of President George W. Bush and the National Guard.

See also

  • CBS
  • ABC News
  • NBC News
  • CNN
  • FOX News
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