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CBS News Names New President, Chairman

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NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Jeff Fager, executive producer of “60 Minutes,” has gained an additional job as chairman of CBS News.

The network on Tuesday also named David Rhodes as CBS News president.

In the newly created position of CBS News chairman, Fager will report to CBS boss Leslie Moonves and guide the overall editorial direction of CBS News broadcasts.

As president, Rhodes will report to Fager and run the operations of CBS News on a day-to-day basis. Rhodes most recently was the head of U.S. Television operations for Bloomberg.

Fager and Rhodes succeed Sean McManus, whom the network has named to the newly created position of chairman of CBS Sports.

Fager will continue at “60 Minutes,” where he has been executive producer since 2004.

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