Elita Fielder Adjei has been named vice president of communications for CBS Stations.
In this new role, Adjei will support CBS Stations leadership across the company’s 27 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, working closely with Adrienne Roark, president of content development and integration for CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures; Jennifer Mitchell, president of CBS Stations; and Mike Nelson, senior vice president of communications for CBS Stations; as well as general managers, news directors and on-air talent across the station group’s broadcast and streaming platforms.
Adjei comes from Disney General Entertainment where she was vice president of corporate communications overseeing National Geographic content’s internal and external communications, issues management/crisis communications and executive communications.
Before that Adjei was the director of publicity and communications at Disney’s ABC Owned Television Stations group, where she was the primary strategic communications leader and advisor to the division’s president and the leadership teams at each of the company’s stations. She also spearheaded the development and communications strategies for ABC’s race and culture content team, data journalism initiatives, docuseries publicity campaigns and more.
“Elita is a proven communicator and strategist who is perfectly suited to help us shine a light on the exceptional work being done by CBS Stations,” said Christa Robinson, executive vice president of communications for CBS News and Stations. “We’re thrilled to welcome Elita to our team, where the breadth of her experience will be an asset to the entire CBS News and Stations organization.”
“It is an honor to join CBS News and Stations during this momentous period, under the leadership of Wendy McMahon,” said Adjei. “From digital-first newsrooms to an increase in live local news on its streaming platforms, CBS Stations continue to rise to the ever-changing demands of audiences across the country. I’m looking forward to working closely with some of the most talented news executives and award-winning journalists who are dedicated to delivering impactful local news to the communities they serve.”