David Rhodes is President of CBS News, where he oversees the news division and all news content for the CBS Television Network, CBS digital platforms and CBS News Radio.
David Rhodes is responsible for the ”CBS Evening News”CBS This Morning,” ”CBS Sunday Morning,” ”Face The Nation,” ”48 Hours,” and America’s most-watched news program ”60 Minutes,” online as well as CBSNews.com andCBSN -- the first-of-its-kind digital streaming news network available online and on all connected devices.
He was named President of CBS News in February 2011 and assumed the sole leadership of the news division in January 2015.
While at CBS, Rhodes was the catalyst behind the creation of the highly-regarded “CBS This Morning,” a program that led a company-wide re-emphasis on serious news reporting under the storied CBS News brand. Since launch, the broadcast has added a million daily viewers and is delivering the Network’s largest morning news audience in nearly 30 years.
Over two presidential-election cycles from 2012 to 2016, Rhodes expanded “Face The Nation” to a one-hour broadcast and worked with successive moderators to guide the show to become America’s No. 1 Sunday public-affairs program.
Early in his tenure Rhodes oversaw a talent transition to the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” which has seen five consecutive years of viewer growth.
In November 2014, Rhodes, with CBS Interactive, launched CBSN, combining live anchoring with video on demand to bring CBS’s journalism to new audiences via live-streaming. CBSN is available 24 hours a day on mobile, on CBSNews.com and and on “over-the-top” streaming services.
Rhodes joined CBS from Bloomberg L.P. where he was head of U.S. Television. At Bloomberg, Rhodes was responsible for all programming, development, editorial, and newsgathering, re-launching the U.S. cable channel of the global financial news service in 2009 at the height of interest in the lessons learned from the financial crisis.
Rhodes began his career as a production assistant pre-launch at the Fox News Channel in August 1996, and later became the channel’s vice president of news. He was responsible for the network’s daily news reports and breaking news -- including overseeing the Fox News’ Assignment Desk as the breaking news unfolded on September 11, 2001.
Rhodes has been named to Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” twice, rising to No. 9; and to the Hollywood Reporter’s “35 Most Powerful People in Media,” GQ’s “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” and Crain’s New York Business’s “40 Under 40.”
He became a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2013 and is a member of the International Media Council at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland.
Rhodes is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rice University and a member of the James A Baker III Institute Advisory Board at Rice. He graduated from the school in Houston in 1996.
A native of New York City, Rhodes lives in Manhattan with his wife, Emma, and two sons.