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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.