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Dana McClintock, a longtime CBS communications executive, was named the company’s executive vice president and chief communications officer, giving the company an experienced hand in a new role as it works its way through scrutiny after recent disclosures about its former CEO, Leslie Moonves.
McClintock succeeds Gil Schwartz, who recently announced he would be retiring. McClintock’s appointment will be effective on Schwartz’s last day, Nov. 1.
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“Handing the reins from Gil to Dana will be a natural transition,” said Joseph Ianniello, the company’s president and acting CEO, in a statement. “I have been relying on Dana’s expertise for many years now, and I am extremely pleased to have him as a senior member of my management team. I am confident that he and the very strong bench we have in CBS Communications will continue to operate at the top of their field.”
The corporation, which owns the CBS broadcast network and the Showtime pay-cable service, among other assets, has been in the midst of an internal probe ordered by its board of directors following accusations levied in a New Yorker article about sexual harassment and other behavior by Moonves. The executive left the company in early September....
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