CBS News Names Mark Lima Washington D.C. Bureau Chief

By A.J. Katz 

The CBS News Washington bureau announced a number of moves on the executive front this morning.

The network has named Mark Lima vice president and Washington bureau chief; promoted Mary Hager, executive producer of Face the Nation, to the additional role of executive editor of politics; and named Matthew Mosk senior investigative editorial director.

“We are investing in the future of CBS News by continuing to strengthen our newsgathering and investigative reporting—much of which originates out of Washington,” said CBS News president and co-head Neeraj Khemlani. “We are putting together a strong team ahead of the midterms and presidential elections, who will bring a fresh multiplatform perspective to their respective areas and continue to make CBS News a destination for top political reporting and exclusive investigations.”


Lima (pictured left) will assume his new role as vice president and Washington bureau chief for CBS News on Jan. 17. He replaces Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, who was recently promoted to CBS News evp of newsgathering. Lima currently serves as CBS News’ West Coast bureau chief. Before arriving at CBS News, Lima held senior roles across the news industry, including 15 years at ABC News and seven years at Univision/Fusion.

Mary Hager, who has served as the ep of Face the Nation for more than a decade, expands her role to assume editorial oversight over politics. Hager is being named executive producer of of Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan and executive editor for politics, where she will assist with all of CBS News’ political reporting moving forward. Hager has been with the CBS News Washington bureau since 1991.

Mary Hager

Matthew Mosk joins CBS News on Feb. 7 as senior investigative editorial director, leading the investigative unit based in Washington, D.C. Mosk spent the past 12 years at ABC News, where he was a senior investigative producer overseeing enterprise reporting about Washington and politics, including during the past three presidential campaigns. He helped lead ABC News’ Washington-based team— covering the Mueller investigation and Trump impeachments—and served as the senior investigative producer on George Stephanopoulos‘ 2021 Hulu documentary Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier.

Matthew Mosk

“Holding leaders accountable and raising the questions that go to the heart of the issues important to our viewers is how we can have the most impact,” said Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews. “This team will help fuel our in-depth coverage emanating from Washington across all of our programs and platforms.”

Additionally, Lorna Jones continues as deputy bureau chief of the Washington bureau, a role she has held since 2020 after serving as managing editor in Washington.

Finally, Dell Williams will step in as the interim West Coast bureau chief; he has served as the deputy bureau chief for the West Coast bureau since last fall and joined CBS News in April 2014.