CBS Names New Exec Producer for ’48 Hours’

Apr 10, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The realignment continues at CBS News, where the program “48 Hours” has a new executive producer. The network announced today that Judy Tygard will take over the position.

Susan Zirinsky, president and senior executive producer of CBS News, made the announcement.

“Judy Tygard is one of the best producers in all of television and an excellent leader,” Zirinsky said. “She lives and breathes ’48 Hours.’ As an innovative senior producer, she’s expanded the franchise into new areas and will continue to push ’48 Hours’ into the future.”

Tygard, a multi-award-winning journalist and producer, first joined “48 Hours” in 1989 as a producer, leaving briefly for a stint at ABC News before returning to the show.

“Throughout her career, Tygard has focused on stories that examine the fairness of the judicial system, and has produced several editions of ’48 Hours’ centered on cases of the wrongfully accused,” the announcement notes.

CBS notes that the show has been Saturday’s No. 1 non-sports prime-time program for more than a decade.

Click here to read the full announcement.

Judy Tygard (CBS News)

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