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Harvey Nagler was named, CBS News, Vice President, Radio in January 1998. He is responsible for CBS News radio operations worldwide, including news gathering and programming and its relationship with its nearly 700 affiliated stations around the country.
Previously, Nagler served as general manager, CBS Radio News from 1997-98.
During his tenure at CBS the network has won dozens of national and international awards. The network won the coveted Edward R. Murrow “Overall Excellence Award” from the Radio Television News Directors Association for seven years in a row. He was chosen Radio News Executive of the Year in 2006 and 2008 in a poll taken by Radio and Records magazine.
In 2014, Nagler was the recipient of the Association’s John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press. In 2016, Nagler was presented with the Barney Oldfield Award, named for the founder of the RTDNA and presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Foundation. He served on the board for seven years
In 2010 Nagler was honored by the Radio Television Digital News Foundation with the First Amendment Service Award, the first recipient of the award to come from radio.
In 2014 Talkers Magazine honored Nagler with its “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Prior to joining CBS, Nagler was director of News and Programming for WCBS-AM Newsradio 88 (1987-97). During that time the station achieved record ratings and was honored with many national and local awards for excellence in reporting. Nagler developed and implemented several practices which have since been adopted or imitated by hundreds of stations across the country, including the slogan, “traffic and weather together on the eights” and “guaranteed weather” and the first to broadcast Standard & Poor’s future numbers in each morning’s business report.
He joined WCBS-AM from the United Stations Radio Networks, where he had been vice president, News and Sports (1985-87) and director of news operations (1979-84), when it was the RKO Radio Networks. The network grew from a small group of stations to a news organization serving 500 affiliates.
Before that, Nagler worked for the ABC Radio Networks in a variety of capacities (1968-79). He began his career in 1966 as a reporter for WCTC-AM, New Brunswick, N.J.
Nagler was born June 5, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1966 with a degree in American history. He and his wife, Susan, live in Wayne, N.J. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.