Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, CBS Corporation
Gil Schwartz serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for CBS Corporation. He is responsible for the communications group that incorporates public relations, media relations and corporate and internal communications functions for all divisions of the company.
Schwartz was previously Executive Vice President, CBS Communications Group, where he oversaw all communication functions for CBS, UPN, Paramount Television, King World Productions, the Viacom Television Stations Group, Infinity Broadcasting and Viacom Outdoor. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Communications, CBS, supervising all communications functions for CBS and UPN. Before that, Schwartz was Senior Vice President, Communications, CBS Corporation, prior to the Company’s merger with Viacom Inc. He joined CBS in that capacity in 1996 after 14 years with Westinghouse Broadcasting (Group W), having served the communications requirements of all aspects of that company’s operations before its merger with CBS.
Schwartz joined Group W in 1981 as a Public Affairs Associate for the Teleprompter Corporation. When Teleprompter was acquired by Westinghouse Broadcasting, he became Manager of Public Relations. In 1984, he was named Director of Communications for Group W Cable. After Group W’s divestiture of cable in 1987, Schwartz was named Director of Communications for Group W Television. In 1989, he was named Vice President of Communications for the television station group, and in 1993 he became Vice President of Corporate Communications for Westinghouse Broadcasting.
He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., theater arts and English).