CBS Names David Wisnia EVP of Affiliate Relations

By Merrill Knox Comment

David Wisnia has been hired as the executive vice president of affiliate relations for CBS. The former News Corp. executive will start on August 15.

“David is that rare executive who brings sales, distribution and marketing experience along with a strong legal background,” Diana Wilkin, CBS’s president of affiliate relations, said. “He is someone who understands the nuances of the network-affiliate model, and the value of CBS programming to our many stations.”

Wisnia was a senior vice president of distribution and marketing at Star TV, News Corp.’s Asian Television Service. Prior to that, he was a vice president for business and legal affairs at Fox Cable Networks.