Kathleen Gerrow has been named vice president and news director at CBS News and Stations’ local businesses in Philadelphia, including KYW, WPSG, the CBS News Philly streaming channel and CBSPhilly.com.
Gerrow is a Philadelphia native who is returning to KYW after working there as a producer from 1983-96. She has spent the past 26 years at Philadelphia NBC owned station WCAU, including the last 10 years as assistant news director.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kathy back to KYW,” said Kelly Frank, president and general manager of CBS News and Stations’ Philadelphia properties. “As someone who has had a hand in producing coverage of every big story in this market for four decades, there are few, if any, broadcast and streaming news managers who have more Philly news experience than Kathy. Additionally, she has earned a wonderful reputation as a respected and collaborative team leader.”
“It is a pleasure to be able to add someone with Kathy’s passion for local news and commitment to serving her fellow Philadelphians, as we continue to build on CBS Philly’s momentum and success across our broadcast and streaming platforms,” said CBS Television Stations president Adrienne Roark.
“As someone who began my television news career at KYW, it is an absolute joy to return to a place where I learned so much and so many wonderful friendships were established,” Gerrow said. “The opportunity to take on an exciting new role in my hometown, come back to a news organization with such a great legacy and work alongside the outstanding team at CBS News Philly is a humbling honor.”
She starts on July 25.