Rick Jefferson Promoted at CBS News

Rick Jefferson has been named senior VP of news operations at CBS News. He became VP of news operations in 2017. 

Rick Jefferson, senior VP at CBS News

Rick Jefferson, senior VP at CBS News (Image credit: CBS News)

Jefferson oversees CBS News’ technical operations and production facilities, overseeing teams and crews in every CBS News bureau and location worldwide. “His influential work behind-the-scenes keeps all of our programs, studios and overall productions running smoothly,” said Neeraj Khemlani and Wendy McMahon, presidents and co-heads, CBS News and Stations. 

Jefferson came to CBS News in 2016, after 15 years at NBC News. 

Khemlani and McMahon called Jefferson “a problem solver dedicated to supporting the operations teams so that each broadcast functions at the highest level every day. He was a key architect of CBS News' operations during the pandemic and has been an effective leader building infrastructures throughout our division. He oversaw the seamless execution of projects such as the multifaceted set in the Washington Bureau, the news Hub, election set, and now the new Times Square studio for CBS This Morning.”

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.