WCBS Adds, Shifts News Execs

WCBS-TV has added a top executive and shuffled a number of producer assignments in the news department.

Elaine Peake, senior executive producer (EP) for crosstown WABC-TV New York, has joined WCBS-TV as managing editor, news, starting Monday (Jan. 15).

Peake replaces Emad Asghar, who moves to executive producer of the station's 11 p.m. newscast. Kristin Quillinan, who had been  6 and 11  p.m. executive producer,  keep 6 p.m. and adds 5 p.m news. Jerry Andrews , who had been noon and 5 p.m. EP,  will take over EP duties for weekend newscasts , a new position--previously various producers had handled weekends.

Byron Harmon, who is morning news EP, adds Andrew's former noon responsibiltities to his plate.

Peake won a Peabody award as coordinating producer of WABC's Sept. 11 coverage.

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.