CBS Taps New Eye on Talent

The job of finding the next Dan Rather or Katie Couric will fall to Barbara Fedida Brill.

Brill, director of talent recruitment and development for ABC News, has been named executive director, talent, for CBS News. She will oversee recruitment of producers and talent for the news division.

Fedida had been with ABC since 1989, having worked as a production associate, associate producer, and producer of World News Tonight With Peter Jennings.

Jennings died in 2005 and the broadcast is now renamed World News and helmed by Charles Gibson.

But Fedida is returning to her roots nonetheless. She began her broadcast news career in 1988 as an assistant at CBS' West 57th.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.