13 Facts About CBS News


CBS News is the news division of the American television and radio service CBS.

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CBS News Radio produces hourly newscasts for hundreds of radio stations, and oversees CBS News podcasts like The Takeout Podcast.

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Up until April 2021, the president and senior executive producer of CBS News was Susan Zirinsky, who assumed the role on March 1,2019.

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CBS News disregarded an embargo when it broke the story of the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932, using live on-the-air reporting.

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CBS News ran cable channel CBS Eye on People from 1997 to 2000 and Spanish-language channel CBS Telenoticias from 1996 to 1998.

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In 2021, CBS News had set up its own production unit See It Now Studios, to be headed up by Susan Zirinsky.

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In 2022, CBS News hired former Donald Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney as a paid on-air contributor.

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CBS News co-president Neeraj Khemlani told CBS morning show staff: "If you look at some of the people that we've been hiring on a contributor basis, being able to make sure that we are getting access to both sides of the aisle is a priority because we know the Republicans are going to take over, most likely, in the midterms".

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Branch of CBS News that produces newscasts and features to radio stations is CBS News Radio.

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The radio network is the oldest unit of CBS and traced its roots to the company's founding in 1927, and the news division took shape over the decade that followed.

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CBS News Radio produces the oldest daily news show on radio or television, the CBS World News Roundup, which first aired in 1938 and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2018.

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CBS News Streaming Network is a 24-hour streaming news channel available from the CBS News website and launched on November 4,2014 as CBSN.

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In 2017, CBS News entered into a content-sharing agreement with BBC News, respectively replacing similar arrangements with the BBC and ABC News, and CBS and Sky News.

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