Charles Kaye

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Charles Kaye has been Executive Producer for CBS Radio News since 1988. He is responsible for overseeing CBS News-on-the Hour broadcasts and other CBS News radio programming provided to more than 475 affiliated radio stations.

During his tenure as Executive Producer, Kaye has been involved in the production and distribution of every major news story, including the gavel-to-gavel radio coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial. In 1995, Kaye was Executive Producer for CBS News' continuous coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The coverage won four of broadcast journalism's highest honors--the Peabody, the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York Festivals and the Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Peabody was Kaye's second. He also holds a prestigious DuPont-Columbia Award for the coverage of the democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, China and another Society of Professional Journalists SDX Award for CBS News' coverage of a bombing in a Jerusalem marketplace.

Kaye joined CBS News in 1982 as Morning Drive Editor for the CBS RadioRadio Network and the CBS Radio Network. Prior to that, he was News Director for WINS-AM, New York and WHN Radio, New York. He also has been an anchor, reporter and talk show host at several other stations. In 1980, Kaye was the first journalist to report that John Lennon had been shot outside his Manhattan apartment building.

His personal interests include international news and high-technology stories. He was instrumental in the planning, design and ultimate execution of CBS News' all-digital newsroom.

Kaye is single and lives in New York City. He is a former Member of Council of the Writers Guild of America.


On Twitter: @CharlieKayeCBS

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