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Harvey Nagler was named Vice President, CBS News Radio in January 1998. He is responsible for CBS News radio operations worldwide, including news gathering and programming and its relationship with its thousands of affiliated stations around the country.
Nagler had served as General Manager, CBS Radio News (1997-98). During his tenure at CBS Radio News, the network has won dozens of national and international awards. He was chosen Radio News Executive of the Year in 2006 and 2008 in a poll taken by Radio and Records magazine.
Prior to joining CBS Radio News, Nagler was Director, 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 broadcast of the 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 Network 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 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.