WCBS’s Friend to Head CBS Station Group

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

WCBS New York VP/News Director David Friend has been promoted to senior vp of news for parent CBS Television Stations. Friend has been at WCBS since 2006 and will continue to oversee the newsroom there.

It is a new position at the CBS owned stations. He’ll “take on the increased responsibility of collaborating with the local management teams at CBS’s owned stations to oversee all news production and news operations,” said CBS in a statement, and “will facilitate communication and team building, develop newsgathering resources and share best practices with his colleagues across the group.”

Friend will also work with CBS Radio to strengthen TV-radio partnerships in markets where CBS owns both media, and will serve as liaison with the CBS News management team. More…