CBS News Promotes Communications Execs Kelli Halyard, Lance Frank

By Mark Joyella 

cbs-news-logo1CBS News has promoted two members of its communications team, with Kelli Halyard taking over day-to-day responsibility for communications. Sonya McNair, senior vice president of communications announced the promotions in a memo to CBS News staff obtained by TVNewser. “Kelli has been with CBS News for many years and she has held several increasingly responsible positions in communications. I am very happy to be able to move Kelli into this important position, and know she will make a tremendous contribution in it,” McNair writes.

At the “CBS Evening News,” Lance Frank has been named the program’s director of communications. “Lance has been an enormous asset for CBS News and our Communications Department since he took on the very important job of supporting Scott and the Evening News,” said McNair.

The promotions are effective immediately. Read McNair’s full memo, after the jump:

From: McNair, Sonya
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 10:31 AM
To: @CND News
Subject: Communications Department

I’m delighted to share some great moves that are taking place, effective immediately, in the CBS News Communications Department.

In the coming days, I will relocate to the front row of the Broadcast Center, and will focus a bit more on the big-picture initiatives that will drive CBS News in the days ahead.

While I will maintain oversight of the Department, Kelli Halyard, as Executive Director, will assume a new role and direct day-to-day operations for the department. Kelli has been with CBS News for many years and she has held several increasingly responsible positions in communications. I am very happy to be able to move Kelli into this important position, and know she will make a tremendous contribution in it.

At the same time, I am pleased to announce that Lance Frank‎ has been promoted to Director of Communications for the CBS Evening News. Lance has been an enormous asset for CBS News and our Communications Department since he took on the very important job of supporting Scott and the Evening News. I know he will continue to shine as we build the broadcast in the days and years to come.

Please join me in congratulating Kelli and Lance.

Sonya

Sonya McNair
SVP, Communications
CBS News

Advertisement
Advertisement