Schwartz Named to Lead CBS Communications Group

Nov 4, 2004  •  Post A Comment

The public relations operations for the increased number of Viacom businesses that report to Leslie Moonves, co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom and chairman of CBS, all now report to Gil Schwartz, who has been selected as executive VP of the newly named CBS Communications Group.

The group consists of CBS Television and UPN and their affiliated stations operated by the Viacom Television Stations Group, in addition to Paramount Television, Infinity Broadcasting and Viacom Outdoor.

Mr. Schwartz’s direct reports on the East Coast continue to include CBS News and CBS Sports as well as Senior VP Dana McClintock, whose areas of communications oversight have evolved to include CBS and UPN East Coast operations, the Viacom Television Stations Group, Viacom Outdoor and Infinity Broadcasting.

Continuing to report to Mr. Schwartz from the West Coast is Senior VP Chris Ender. Mr. Ender’s evolved oversight includes CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group (which includes CBS Entertainment and Paramount Network Television), Paramount Domestic Television, King World Productions, CBS/Paramount International Television and UPN on both coasts. He also continues to work with Mr. Schwartz on groupwide executive, external and internal communications.