CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which has anchored the network’s Sunday prime time since 1976, has named Tanya Simon as its new executive editor. The move comes amid a wave of new assignments in the network’s news division.
Simon, who has been with the program for almost 20 years, was one of its senior producers. Bill Owens, executive producer of “60 Minutes,” made the announcement.
“Tanya is a fantastic journalist with two decades’ worth of reporting at ’60 Minutes.’ She has been central to this season’s strong start, both on TV and our digital platform. I could not ask for a better partner,” said Owens.
The announcement adds: “Simon, as a producer and associate producer, played key roles in some of ’60 Minutes” highest-profile reports. On Ed Bradley’s team, she produced news stories such as the Duke Lacrosse Rape case, which took Peabody and Emmy Awards, and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11.”
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