CBS News chief Jeff Fager, addressing network affiliates at the NAB Show this week, reportedly addressed strategies for improving ratings for “The Early Show” and “CBS Evening News,” B&C reported.
Details on the strategy were not revealed, but Kirk Black, general manager of WGCL-TV in Atlanta, who chaired the NAB meeting, said of Fager: "We’re all excited about his track record with ‘60 Minutes.’ He seemed very engaged and passionate. There was a lot of tactical discussions–you don’t always get that in that job."
The B&C piece reports: “Black says Fager reminded him of a station news director, with his hands-on approach to invigorating the network’s newscasts. Fager did not dwell on evening anchor Katie Couric’s unclear future, and what it means for CBS.”