CBS News Names Susan Zirinsky First Female President
Zirinsky has been with the network for four decades in a variety of senior posts.
Producer Susan Zirinsky is replacing David Rhodes as president of CBS, becoming the first woman to ever head the network.
CBS Corp. acting Chief Executive Joseph Ianniello wanted to put Zirinsky into the role as Rhodes, who has been president of CBS News since 2011, is nearing the end of his contract. Rhodes was brought in by former CBS CEO Les Moonves, who was recently stripped of his $120-million severance over allegations of sexual misconduct, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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