Scott Warren has been named president and general manager of CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, including KPIX, KBCW, the CBS News Bay Area streaming channel and CBSSF.com.
He takes over for Kevin Walsh who retired in February. Warren comes from Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles where he has worked since 2018. He starts Monday, March 28.
“We are excited to have someone with Scott’s extensive multi-platform experience joining us to lead our operations in the Bay Area,” said Wendy McMahon, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations. “Over the course of his 25-plus years in the media industry, he has established impressive credentials as both an innovator and team leader. We look forward to having him guide our team at CBS San Francisco to new heights across our broadcast, streaming and digital platforms.”
Before he worked at Spectrum, Warren worked as an executive producer at Headline News for two years where he created and produced a daily talk show for HLN hosted by Michaela Pereira.
Before that, he spent two years as an executive producer at WFLD in Chicago. His background also includes two years with The Weather Channel, where he created and launched AMHQ with Sam Champion and managed “Wake up with Al (Roker).”
Earlier in his career, Warren worked in the Bay Area as an executive producer in the news departments at KTVU and at KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also spent three years as executive producer at Tech TV in San Francisco and has served as a managing editor at Yahoo!
“We are very pleased to have found a new leader for our Bay Area businesses who possesses such a long and strong track record of success and also has experience in the market,” said Jennifer Mitchell, president of CBS Stations. “As I have gotten to know Scott, it’s clear that he is passionate about the people and places that make San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and their surrounding communities special. We look forward to welcoming him to the talented and experienced team at CBS San Francisco.”
“The Bay Area holds a special place in my heart,” said Warren. “For me and my family, there is no other place like it in the world. I feel honored to join Wendy McMahon, Jennifer Mitchell and the talented KPIX team—and embrace the deep storytelling tradition of CBS as we serve the people of the Bay Area.”