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David Rhodes was named President of CBS News in February 2011. As President, he oversees all network newsgathering and breaking news coverage including programs such as the "CBS Evening News," "The Early Show," "CBS Sunday Morning," "Face the Nation, "48 Hours Mystery," and content for CBSNews.com and CBS News Radio.

Prior to joining CBS News, Rhodes worked at two fast-growing news organizations, holding senior roles at Bloomberg and at Fox News. He began his career in electronic journalism in 1996 as a Production Assistant with the newly-launched Fox News Channel, remaining at Fox as the upstart network surpassed cable competitors to become number one in the category, where it has remained since 2002.

Over 12 years at Fox, Rhodes held various positions in newsgathering and management, rising to Vice President of News in charge of the network's day-to-day spot news coverage, domestic news bureaus, and hard-news programs. In his time at the channel, he ran political reporting, beginning in 2000, and took part in election-night decision teams from 2002 to 2008. Rhodes edited foreign coverage including coordination of the channel's resources in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Gulf region. He directed the network's coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and other major events. Rhodes was Fox News Channel's assignment manager and was on the desk in New York on the morning of September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Pennsylvania came under attack.

In November 2008, Rhodes joined Bloomberg's Multimedia group as Head of U.S. Television. As Bloomberg launched a new approach to its global TV product, he assumed responsibility for the U.S. channel's programming, development, editorial, newsgathering, production, and operations, directing a staff of more than 200 people. During this time he launched an all-new look and feel for the channel's programming and made significant changes in the channel's on-air talent and overall positioning.

Rhodes holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is a native of New York City and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Emma, and sons Ethan and Oliver.

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Steve Capus, David Rhodes, Ben Sherwood and James Fallows

10.05.11 | 00:29:04 min | 25 views | 0 comments
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