CBS News kicked Tuesday off by announcing an expansion of its streaming news leadership team.
Anthony Galloway (shown right) is joining CBS as senior vice president of CBS News Streaming; Kaci Sokoloff as vice president of bookings for CBS News Network and Streaming; and David Reiter as executive producer of CBS News special events across Network and Streaming.
“As we unify our organization, we’re delighted to bring together a team who will accelerate our streaming ambitions,” President and co-head of CBS News and Stations Neeraj Khemlani said in a statement. “Anthony, Kaci and David will bolster our coverage of top news events on every platform and help us achieve a vision of a truly multiplatform, global news division.”
Galloway joins CBS News from The Wall Street Journal, where he most recently held the newsroom role of chief content officer, editorial video, audio and voice programming, after a three-year run serving as the organization’s global head of video and audio. Galloway previously held senior positions at Condé Nast and Vice, following 15 years at NBC News.
Galloway will oversee day-to-day programming and production for CBS News’ streaming service. He begins his new role Feb. 14 and will report to Khemlani.
David Reiter has been named executive producer of special events for CBS News, reporting to Khemlani. He will oversee breaking news and major global event coverage, including the State of the Union, CBS News’ midterm elections and election night, across linear and digital platforms.
Reiter served as ep of special events at ABC News from 2017-2021. He helped launch ABC News’ streaming channel, ABC News Live, and served as ep and head of programming. For nearly a decade, 2008-2017, Reiter was vp and domestic managing editor of newsgathering at ABC News, which included oversight of presidential campaign coverage and the ABC News polling unit. Earlier in his career, Reiter held a series of positions at ABC News from senior producer of ABC News special events to senior broadcast producer for ABC World News Tonight Weekend, to deputy bureau chief of the L.A. bureau and, in 2003, head of the ABC News Baghdad bureau during the Iraq War and fall of Saddam Hussein.
In her new role as vp of bookings, Sokoloff will lead a centralized Network bookings unit encompassing CBS News’ broadcast and streaming platforms and will report to CBS News evp of newsgathering Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews.
Sokoloff most recently served as senior producer and the head of the booking department at CBS Mornings.
The streaming news announcements come less than a week after Paramount+ announced it had canceled the streaming spinoff of 60 Minutes, 60 Minutes+. Despite the struggles of that program, CBS News is still very committed to its own streaming platforms. CBS was the first network to launch a national streaming news outlet, doing so in 2014 with CBSN, and the company now boasts CBS News Local, which are 24/7 local OTT streaming news services in the major U.S. markets where CBS Television Stations has operations.