Nov 09 2009

Peter Dunn Named President Of CBS Television Stations

Leader of CBS WCBS-TV New York To Oversee All 29 Owned Stations

Peter Dunn has been named President of CBS Television Stations, it was announced today by Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS). Dunn, who currently serves as President and General Manager of the Company’s largest station, WCBS-TV New York, will now oversee operations of the entire 29 station portfolio. He will report to Moonves, and will retain his title at WCBS, and be based in New York.

“Peter has been a terrific leader in every role he’s had at our station group, from President of Sales to running two of our biggest stations,” said Moonves. “He knows how to deliver results and inspire the best work from his people, and knows the local marketplace as well as anyone. He’s well practiced in working hand in hand with our other local assets in New York, a practice I look forward to him extending to other markets around the country. With the operating environment continuing to improve every week, I look forward to all Peter will do to help our leading major markets across the country capitalize on the recovery.”

At the same time, Tom Kane will be leaving his post as President and CEO of CBS Television Stations.

“Tom has navigated our stations through the roughest economy we’ve known, and he has done so with a sure and steady hand,” said Moonves. “His many contributions have left us well-positioned for the economic turnaround that we are beginning to see. It’s been a pleasure to work with him through his time here at CBS, and we all wish him well as he moves on to the next chapter.”

Dunn most recently served as President and General Manager of WCBS-TV New York, the flagship of CBS Television Stations. Prior to that, he was President of Sales for CBS Television Stations, as well as President of its spot sales operations. Dunn previously served as President and General Manager of CBS’s Philadelphia stations KYW and WPSG. Before coming to CBS, Dunn served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the NBC Television Stations Division. He also worked as local sales manager, national sales manager and account manager for WNBC-TV, which he joined in 1997. From 1987-1997, Dunn worked at the ABC Television Network as an account executive for both ABC Spot Sales and WABC-TV. He also worked as a sales manager for Katz TV in Boston, and served as national sales manager for WHEC-TV in Rochester, NY.

About CBS Television Stations:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 stations, including 14 that are part of the CBS Television Network and 15 that are affiliated with The CW Network, MyNetworkTV, or operate as independents. Among its stations are WCBS-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KCNC-TV (Denver), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), WGNT (Norfolk), as well as satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, MN) and KCCW-TV (Walker, MN).