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Maura McHugh Named Interim Head of CBS Newspath

Maura McHugh, interim head of CBS Newspath
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Maura McHugh has been named interim head of CBS Newspath, after Johnny Green moved on to president and general manager of WCBS-WLNY New York. CBS Newspath provides news and information to affiliates and broadcasters around the world. 

Neeraj Khemlani and Wendy McMahon, presidents and co-heads of CBS News and Stations, announced the promotion. “As we are building out the newly organized CBS News and Stations, we are fortunate to have so many trusted leaders within the company to provide continuity as we evolve,” they said. “As a longtime CBS Newspath leader, we’re confident in Maura’s ability to support the organization’s needs and provide a familiar presence for those throughout the Newspath ranks.” 

McHugh was an executive producer at WCBS prior to joining CBS Newspath. She was named senior producer at Newspath in 2005. 

Green was interim news director at WCBS and VP of news services at CBS News, overseeing Newspath, prior to becoming WCBS-WLNY president and general manager July 12. He succeeded Peter Dunn atop the New York stations. 

“Maura has been an indispensable part of CBS News for over 25 years. We are grateful she is taking on these new responsibilities at this important time,” said Khemlani and McMahon. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.