CBS Hires A “Next Generation” Correspondent

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doane_7.25.jpgCBS News has announced the hiring of Seth Doane, most recently a New Delhi-based correspondent for CNN International. President of CBS News & Sports, Sean McManus calls Doane “one of the most impressive young reporters working today.” “Seth further strengthens what has developed into a very strong corps of ‘next generation’ CBS News correspondents,” McManus said. Doane will be based in New York.

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Seth Doane will join CBS News as a New York-based correspondent, it was announced by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. The appointment is effective Aug. 13. Doane will contribute to all CBS News broadcasts.

Most recently, he was the New Delhi-based correspondent for CNN International (2006-07), responsible for coverage of India and South Asia. Doane covered a wide range of stories from there including reports from the brothels of Delhi, from remote villages of Nepal, where children are sold into slavery, and from the Maldives, threatened by global climate change.

“Seth is one of the most impressive young reporters working today,” said McManus. “He is distinctive, has great journalistic skills and, as his resume attests, has the drive to have a real impact on this profession. Seth further strengthens what has developed into a very strong corps of ‘next generation’ CBS News correspondents.”

Doane brings other significant international experience from more than five years as an anchor and correspondent for Channel One News (2001-06), the in-school television news broadcast watched daily by almost eight million U.S. teenagers. He covered stories from Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Senegal, the Philippines, Kuwait, Jordan, Russia and many other countries for the channel.

Doane received a prestigious George Foster Peabody award in 2004 for his solo trip to Chad and Darfur, where he reported on the humanitarian crisis, traveling alone and shooting, producing and reporting while living in a tent.

Before that, he was a field producer for the special projects unit for Fox 5 WNYW-TV (2000-01) in New York. While there, Doane was nominated for a local Emmy Award in the “investigative” category for a report he produced on school security — at the age of 22.

He was graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in 2000 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Doane was born and raised on Cape Cod, Mass.