NABJ Congratulates Kurt Davis on New Position as Vice President of News Services at CBS News
Friday, May 17, 2013
Posted by: Tiane Johnson
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2013) — The National Association of
Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates veteran news manager Kurt Davis on being
named Vice President of News Services at CBS News.
In the new role, Davis will oversee the network’s satellite
newsgathering operations, which provides news and information to 200 CBS affiliates
and international partners. Most recently he had been the executive news
director of the San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS.
"Kurt is an exceptional leader who I know will help CBS to
continue to grow, thrive, and be a competitive organization,” said NABJ
President Gregory Lee. " I am also
confident that Kurt will continue to help develop the next generation of
leaders. When I was a student at Xavier University in New Orleans he helped encourage
me in pursuit of this our chosen profession.”
Davis has also served as Manager of Coverage and Content at
WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, News Director at WDSU-TV in New Orleans, News
Director at WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia, Assistant News Director at KATV-TV
in Little Rock Arkansas, and Senior Producer at WBRZ-TV.
"Hopefully more people will become inspired to pursue
careers in news management. Kurt’s success is evidence of not only the
importance of managers of color, but also evidence that being on the management
track enables one to have careers which are challenging yet rewarding,” added
His career in broadcast journalism began immediately after his
graduation from Louisiana State University.
NABJ wishes Mr. Davis much success in his new role.
advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest
organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career
development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.