CBS News has named a new executive producer of its flagship “CBS Evening News,” replacing Steve Capus. Variety reports that Mosheh Oinounou will take the post.
“In Oinounou, CBS News has a producer whose experience matches that of CBS News President David Rhodes,” Variety reports. “Both executives have logged stints at Fox News Channel and Bloomberg Television. In recent years, Oinounou has served as executive producer of CBSN, the streaming-news outlet upon which CBS News has placed significant emphasis. Oinounou worked on the management team that created and launched CBSN, and was the first executive producer of the live streaming service.”
Oinounou, who has been with CBS News since 2011, recently oversaw “CBSN: On Assignment,” which attempted to bring the digital outlet’s reporting style to the broadcast channel.
The well-known Capus, 54, “has been executive producer of ‘CBS Evening News’ since May 2014, during Scott Pelley’s tenure as anchor,” notes the Los Angeles Times, continuing, “Before joining CBS, Capus served as president of NBC News for eight years and is a former executive producer of ‘NBC Nightly News,'”
Noting that Capus also holds the title executive editor at CBS News, the Times story adds, “‘Now that Jeff [Glor, the new anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News’] is successfully launched, it’s time to hand over the reins,’ Capus said in an email. ‘In the coming weeks, I will begin work on my next chapters. Regardless of whether those chapters are written here at CBS or elsewhere, I’m looking forward to new endeavors.'”