Changing Channels: CBS News Producer Joins the Migration to NBC

Jul 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A senior producer on “CBS Evening News” has decided to get in on the musical chairs taking place between the CBS and NBC news divisions.

Katie Boyle is making the jump from “Evening News” to NBC, where she will be a senior producer on the new Brian Williams prime-time news show, reports TVNewser.com.

Boyle was with CBS News for 23 years, having started as an associate producer in 1988. She has previous experience working with Rome Hartman, the executive producer of the still-unnamed Williams program.

Hartman, a fixture at CBS News for 24 years, was the exec producer for the first season of “CBS Evening News With Katie Couric,” but recently found his way to NBC and the new Williams project by way of BBC America.

Also making the jump recently from CBS to NBC’s Brian Williams show was correspondent Harry Smith.

On the other hand, Norah O’Donnell recently went in the other direction, moving from the NBC family to become chief White House correspondent for CBS News.

Also departing “CBS Evening News” in recent weeks were senior producers Bill Piersol and Chris Dinan.

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