Tim Gaughan was named Vice President, News Services for CBS News in December 2017, where he oversees Newspath, CBS News’ satellite news gathering organization, which provides news and information to 200 CBS affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world.
Previously, Gaughan was Vice President of Newsgathering, where he was responsible for the launch and coordination of all CBS News newsgathering resources domestically and around the globe. In that position, he was integral to CBS News’ coverage of presidential election cycles, inaugurations and breaking news events such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the shooting of five police officers in Dallas, the terrorist attacks in Paris and London, the mass shooting in Las Vegas and Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma.
At CBS News, Gaughan also managed the digital journalism department, where he handled recruiting, training and mentoring of new journalists.
Gaughan joined CBS News in 2011 as Senior Producer for Special Events and Director of Digital Newsgathering.
A veteran journalist, Gaughan has been a key part in reporting on major national and international events including the death of Nelson Mandela, the papal conclave, political debates, the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Prior to CBS News, Gaughan was Head of Newsgathering at Bloomberg Television from 2010. Earlier, he was Director of Domestic News for the Fox News Channel. He also served as the National Editor and Political Editor at Fox News. During 2003, Gaughan was the Baghdad bureau chief for Fox News.
Gaughan’s work has earned him an Emmy Award for his work on CBS News’ coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and a duPont-Columbia University Award for his contributions to CBS News coverage of the Newtown school shooting.
Gaughan is a graduate of Penn State University. He lives in Nutley, N.J. with his wife and two sons.