Kaplan to CBS: New Evening News EP

By Brian 

The Associated Press, at 12:25am, reported the news about Kaplan. (The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times went online with stories at roughly the same time.)

Quoting the AP: “CBS News on Thursday is expected to fire the executive producer of Katie Couric‘s struggling ‘CBS Evening News’ broadcast and appoint former CNN and MSNBC president Rick Kaplan to the job.”

CBS and Kaplan declined to comment Wednesday night.

Of the CBS Evening News, David Bauder says “many in the industry believed too many people were offering input and there wasn’t a clear sense of who was in charge…”