CBS News Makes Changes at Southern Bureaus

By A.J. Katz 

CBS News has announced on-air talent moves for 2017. Manuel Bojorquez and David Begnaud will swap bureaus. Bojorquez will move from Dallas to the network’s Miami bureau where he will become a CBS News National Correspondent, and Begnaud, a correspondent, will move from Miami to the network’s Dallas bureau. Scott Keenan, Southern Bureau Chief for CBS News, made the announcement in an internal memo to staff this morning.

Bojorquez begins his new assignment in Miami on Monday, Jan. 16, and Begnaud starts in Dallas on Monday, Jan. 23.

“Manny’s work in Cuba following Fidel Castro’s death, his original reporting on immigration issues along the Texas-Mexico border and his compelling stories from Central America about the forces driving that immigration, have been exceptional,” said Keenan in the memo. “All that, combined with his extensive breaking news coverage around the southwest have established Manuel as a standout correspondent.”

“David’s breaking news coverage, from flooding to tornadoes to hurricanes, has simply been outstanding, and has brought a whole new dimension to live reporting,” said Keenan. “In addition to his breaking news coverage, a couple of David’s standout feature reports from the Southwest region include the ever-memorable Cajun John Wayne and the takeout on Texas Dance Halls.”

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Keenan also mentioned Cleve Massey, formerly a freelance soundman who will be joining the Dallas bureau as staff technician. “Cleve has worked freelance for us for many years, bringing not just technical skills but a news veterans guidance in our coverage of presidential inaugurations, Super Bowls and countless breaking news events,” said Keenan.”