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EX NBC NEWS CHIEF JUMPS TO CBS NEWS

May 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Capus, the former president of NBC News, has been named executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. Capus, who quit NBC last year after an executive shakeup in the wake of the Comcast takeover diminished his role, will also become executive editor of the news division. Capus had previously served as executive producer of NBC Nightly News from 2001-2005. He will now compete against the news show that he once guided. “The Evening News is an excellent broadcast, and we believe under Steve’s leadership it will get even better,” Jeff Fager, CBS News chairman and 60 Minutes executive producer, said in a statement. “He is a real pro with an extraordinary record, and we are fortunate to have him joining us at CBS News.” While Nightly News remained the dominant nightly news program under Capus, the Today show fell out of first place during the last months of his reign. Rock Center, a primetime news show that Capus launched in 2011, failed to attract a significant following.