Sahand Sepehrnia has been named senior vice president of streaming for CBS Stations.
Sepehrnia will oversee the day-to-day and long-term strategic vision for the programming, production, editorial and operational functions at CBS News and Stations’ 13 local streaming channels. He’s been the executive director of content strategy and analysis for ABC Owned Television Stations since 2019.
“As we move forward with the dramatic expansion of our industry-leading local news streaming operation, we are thrilled to add someone with Sahand’s experience and insights to our leadership team,” said Jennifer Mitchell, president of CBS Stations, who came to CBS News and Stations from ABC in August 2021. “I had the pleasure of working closely with Sahand in recent years and have long been impressed with his strategic, analytical and entrepreneurial mindset. We look forward to having him partner with the teams at our stations and also collaborate with our CBS News Streaming Network colleagues.”
“I’m incredibly thrilled and humbled to join a team that has led the charge in local news streaming for years,” Sepehrnia said. “I have long admired CBS Stations for pioneering OTT 24/7 local news—and am excited to help us innovate as our streaming audience continues to grow and evolve.”
Before joining Disney in 2016, Sepehrnia spent two years with Mattel, Inc., where he helped drive dramatic growth in the company’s direct-to-consumer business. His background also includes serving as the co-founder and president of L.A. Source, a successful e-commerce retailer of sports apparel, positions with Bain & Company, Microsoft and firms in the finance industry.