Bucks Native Takes Helm at CBS Evening News

Steve Capus previously ran NBC News.

Philadelphia Business Journal reports: “Bucks County native and former local news executive Steve Capus was named executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and executive editor of CBS News, CBS News chairmanJeff Fager announced Tuesday. Capus, 50, was previously president of NBC News until a reorganization last year. … Capusis a graduate of William Tennent High School and Temple University.”

The Hollywood Reporter adds: 

Asked if he called NBC anchor BrianWilliams, with whom he had worked since 1986 when they were both at Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, Capus told THR he did give his former colleagues at NBC News a “heads up.”

“There’s no question that the friendship will endure,” said Capus. “I have so much respect for Brian and what he does every night with Nightly News. I think it’s great that we have three terrific nightly news broadcasts and one darn good one on PBS, by the way. That’s good for our beloved profession. It really is. At one of them, a very good friend happens to be the anchor. So I want them to do well. But I’ve got a new home team that has been extremely welcoming. And my allegiances are now on West 57th Street,” he added, referring to address of CBS News headquarters in Manhattan.