David Rhodes was named president of CBS News in 2011. He is responsible for all news content for the CBS Television Network, CBS digital platforms, and CBS News Radio.
Rhodes oversaw the creation of “CBS This Morning," a morning show with a serious news focus, in 2012. Since its launch, the broadcast has added more than a million daily viewers and is delivering the network’s largest morning news audience in nearly 30 years. During his tenure, he also hired Jane Pauley to be the anchor of “CBS Sunday Morning” and promoted John Dickerson to be the anchor of “Face the Nation.” Most recently, he named Jeff Glor as the next anchor of the “CBS Evening News.”
In 2014, Rhodes, with CBS Interactive, launched CBSN, which live-streams CBS News’ journalism to new audiences and is available 24 hours a day on mobile, CBSNews.com, and streaming services.
Rhodes joined CBS from Bloomberg LP, where, as head of U.S. Television, he was responsible for all programming, development, editorial, and newsgathering. He began his career at the Fox News Channel in 1996 and later became the channel’s vice president of news, where he was responsible for the network’s daily news reports and breaking news—including overseeing the Fox News’ Assignment Desk on September 11, 2001.
He has twice been named to Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, he’s also been named to the Hollywood Reporter’s “35 Most Powerful People in Media” and to GQ’s “50 Most Powerful People in Washington.”
Rhodes became a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2013 and is a member of the International Media Council at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland. He is on the Board of Trustees of Rice University and the advisory board of the James A. Baker III Institute. Rhodes serves as the chairman of the advisory board for the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.