CBS Names New GM and News Director for Newspath

By Kevin Eck 

CBS News and Stations has announced new leadership for CBS Newspath.

Joel Goldberg has been named general manager, while Maura McHugh has been named news director of the affiliate newsgathering service

Goldberg will oversee the day-to-day operations of the service that provides content to more than 200 local television stations across the country. He’ll also stay on as senior vice president of operations for CBS Stations.


“Since beginning the process of combining CBS News and Stations’ operations last year, one of our top priorities has been creating the connective tissue between our company-owned stations with CBS Newspath, in order to better serve both the stations we own and our valued CBS affiliate partners across the country,” said Wendy McMahon, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations. “Drawing on their combined 50 years of CBS News and Stations experience, Joel and Maura understand the needs of stations, big and small, across the country. We are thrilled to have them lead CBS Newspath into the future.”

Goldberg has spent his entire career working in local television and has served as senior vice president of operations for CBS Stations since 2012. In this role, he is responsible for working with the local management teams at 27 ViacomCBS-owned stations across the country on a wide range of areas, including studio and control room operations, labor relations, standards and practices, new business initiatives and special projects. In addition, he serves as the station group’s programming liaison with the management teams at the CBS Television Network, CBS Entertainment and CBS Sports.

McHugh has worked for CBS for 30 years and has been the interim head of CBS Newspath since July 2021.

“I am genuinely excited to once again work with Joel and partner with him, as we reimagine the relationship between CBS Stations and Newspath to create an even more robust service for all of the stations and affiliates we serve,” said McHugh.