Shalev Named ‘Early Show’ Executive Producer

Jun 4, 2008  •  Post A Comment

CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus made it official Wednesday: Zev Shalev is the executive producer of “The Early Show” on CBS. Mr. Shalev joined the third-ranked network news morning show just three months ago as senior broadcast producer.
“Zev has done a terrific job during the transition,” Mr. McManus said in announcing the move, which is effective immediately. “He has met and exceeded our expectations, and he’s in a great position to continue the creative and ratings momentum that the broadcast has demonstrated.”
Mr. Shalev joined “Early Show” a week after Shelley Ross was forced out after only six months in charge of the historically challenged morning show; at that time, the program was in the interim care of “CBS Evening News” executive producer Rick Kaplan.
Before joining CBS, Mr. Shalev was VP for strategic programming and senior executive producer of information and entertainment programming for CanWest Global. Before that he was senior executive producer of “Entertainment Tonight Canada,” the country’s top entertainment magazine.
He had spent two years as executive producer of Toronto 1’s news and current affairs programming. He was co-founder, CEO and executive producer of U8TV, Canada’s first Internet television channel. In the late ’90s, he was executive producer of CTV’s “Canada AM,” as well as a producer for “CTV News Specials” from 1998-2000.

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