NEW YORK, N.Y. – April 18, 2019 – Jose Andino has been named to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CBS News, it was announced today by Laurie Rosenfield, the Company’s Chief People Officer. Andino will report to Rosenfield and Susan Zirinsky, President and Senior Executive Producer, CBS News, while also working closely with Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, Executive Vice President of Strategic Professional Development. He begins on Monday, April 22 and will be based in New York.
Andino, a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience in the media industry, brings a broad range of expertise to the position. His experience in both English and Spanish-language media spans news operations, cable and broadcast networks, local news stations, studio operations, film, digital and audiovisual services. In his new role, Jose will focus on overall human resources strategy for CBS News as well as employee relations, programs and processes, cultural and leadership development, employee education and development, and compensation and benefits for the division.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jose to our team in this newly imagined and critical role,” said Rosenfield. “Jose’s proven track record of successfully evolving cultures and ensuring that human resources is set up to support business goals and strategies makes him a perfect fit to lead CBS News’ HR efforts. In addition, Jose’s previous experience in News organizations and his passion for addressing the needs and aspirations of employees, as we continue to focus on strengthening our culture and ensuring that all employees are provided with a safe, fair, inclusive and positive work environment, made him the clear choice in our search.”
“Having someone with Jose’s caliber of experience and perspective will be invaluable as we continue to evolve the culture of CBS News,” said Zirinsky. “The diverse range of people, places and platforms in this division will benefit greatly from having a dedicated human resources expert on the team.”
Most recently, Andino served as Vice President of Human Resources at Mediapro US where he was responsible for leading Mediapro’s overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, programs and processes, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.
Previously, Andino was the Senior Vice President of People & Entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment for two years. Prior to Sony, he worked at NBC Universal for 12 years where he played a vital role in helping the company enter the Spanish-language market during an era marked by high growth in cable networks and major changes in the broadcast industry. During that time, Andino held numerous leadership positions within the company’s human resources division, including VP of Human Resources for NBC Universal Entertainment, VP of Human Resources for Telemundo Media, HR Director for KNBC, and HR Director for CNBC. He served as a key change agent to improve the level of diversity and inclusion within NBC Entertainment, and helped develop and implement diversity strategy for the division. Also, Andino partnered with the NBC Universal Chief Diversity Officer and other senior leaders to drive diversity efforts.
Prior to NBC Universal, he was an HR director at CNN, where he began his media career working as one of the key members of the start-up team that launched CNN en Español in Atlanta.
Andino, who holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, is from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
About CBS Corporation:
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film and interactive. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Sports Network, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, Pop, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations and CBS Experiences.
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