CBS’ ‘Early Show’ Continues Political Push, Bloomberg TV’s Mosheh Oinounou Named Senior Producer

By Alex Weprin 

Bloomberg TV international desk editor Mosheh Oinounou is leaving the company to join CBS’ “The Early Show” as a senior producer, based in Washington DC.

Before joining Bloomberg, Oinounou was a producer for “Fox News Sunday,” and a political producer for Fox News Channel. Interestingly enough, Oinounou has been following David Rhodes as he has moved from organization to organization. Rhodes was an executive at FNC before joining Bloomberg as the head of Bloomberg TV. Earlier this year he became president of CBS News.The memo announcing his hire from “Early Show” EP Batt Humphreys is after the jump.

Oinounou’s hire is the latest in a string of moves designed to bolster the morning show’s political coverage in advance of the 2012 presidential election. The program has held town halls with political leaders, and earlier this month the National Journal profiled the program’s political ambitions.

For Bloomberg, Oinounou’s departure is the second high-profile loss in the last week. On Friday, Bloomberg reporter Melissa Long left to join WXIA Atlanta as an evening news anchor. Bloomberg has also seen some changes at the top in recent weeks. Dan Doctoroff was named CEO of parent company Bloomberg LP on Tuesday, and Andrew Morse was named head of Bloomberg TV last month.

From: Humphreys, Batt
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:01 PM
To: @CND The Early Show
Cc: Licht, Chris; Rhodes, David; Halyard, Kelli
Subject: New DC Senior

Dear Folks,

Very exciting news breaking regarding DC and I don’t mean they’ve resolved the debt ceiling debate. Much bigger.

Today we’re announcing that Mosheh Oinounou will be joining us as the new Early Show Senior Producer Washington. Mosheh was most recently the Foreign Editor for Bloomberg, has extensive background and contacts in DC, has worked the campaign trail in the 2008 and comes to this job and CBS with the passion and drive that we need in what both Chris and I deem to be a pivotal position in our group going forward. We expect Mosheh to hit the ground running in DC and to give him the support, and DC some needed ammunition, we will be adding in the very near future both a night side producer and an associate producer.

Eager to get started and connected in the new role, we’ll set up a conference call with DC to introduce Mosheh tomorrow. His first effective date in place and on duty, will be Monday, July 25th.

Please join to welcome him aboard.