Chris Andaya is Vice President, Business Affairs for CBS News.
In this role, Andaya works closely with the department heads across CBS News platforms and oversees all business matters for the Business Affairs and Rights & Clearance departments, including talent, consultants, licensing and production agreements. Andaya also oversees all media clearances for "60 Minutes", the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley", "CBS This Morning", "48 Hours", "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" and "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer".
During his tenure at CBS News, Andaya has held a series of significant positions, while also building impeccable relationships throughout the industry. Most recently, Andaya was Senior Executive Director, Business Affairs, where he was liaison between Business Affairs and all other departments, including Affiliate Relations, Promotions, CBS Interactive and Human Resources. Andaya held the positions of Executive Director, Director and Associate Director of Business Affairs. Before that, Andaya was Manager and Assistant Manager for Rights and Clearances.
Prior to joining CBS News in 1996, Andaya drafted license agreements for domestic and international clients for Paramount Pictures. Before that, he was Regional Vice President for Universal Wholesale.
Andaya graduated from the University of San Diego in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communication Studies. He later graduated from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1994 with a Juris Doctorate degree.