Owens to Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

Dec 20, 2005  •  Post A Comment

“60 Minutes” producer Bill Owens has been named senior broadcast producer of “CBS Evening News With Bob Schieffer,” an assignment that will take effect Monday, Jan. 9, and have him working closely with Rome Hartman, the “60 Minutes” veteran recently named new executive producer of “Evening News.” Mr. Owens will succeed Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, who was the deputy to outgoing executive producer Jim Murphy.

“Bill is one of the brightest behind-the-scenes stars at CBS News-a great reporter and producer with real range,” said Mr. Hartman in making the announcement. “He’s as hard-nosed a hard-news guy as we have but he also has a great storyteller’s touch.”

Mr. Owens, an Emmy winner, started his journalism career as an intern working for CBS News at the presidential nominating conventions in 1988.

Before being teamed with Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes II” and “60 Minutes” Mr. Owens’s assignments included producing for Harry Smith and Paula Zahn on “CBS This Morning.”