Patricia Shevlin, one of the most accomplished producers in network television, was named executive producer of the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" in June 2011. Previously, Shevlin was executive producer of the weekend editions of the "CBS Evening News," a role in which she served since January 2000.
Under Shevlin's leadership, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, a George Foster Peabody award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and a George Polk award.
Since joining CBS News in 1973, Shevlin has brought her expertise to a variety of roles within the news division. From 1975 to 1982, Shevlin was an associate producer for several CBS News broadcasts, including "In the News." In 1982, she joined the "CBS Morning News," filling a number of roles including broadcast producer. From 1989 to 1991, Shevlin was a producer on the "CBS Evening News." Between 1991 and 1992, she served for a year as a senior producer on "CBS This Morning," after which she returned to the "CBS Evening News" as a producer until 1995, when she was promoted to senior producer on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather," overseeing both the foreign and medical beats.
Shevlin's contributions as a producer and executive producer have been recognized with a wide range of awards and honors. She is the recipient of eight Emmy awards for her work on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and the weekend editions of the "CBS Evening News," including coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800 and a CBS News special on Princess Diana's funeral. Under her leadership, the weekend editions of the "CBS Evening News" also won two Edward R. Murrow Awards; an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award; two Sigma Delta Chi Awards; a Gracie Award; and two National Association of Black Journalist's Salute to Excellence Award.
Since Shevlin became executive producer of the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," the broadcast has won a 2012 George Foster Peabody Award and the Radio and Television Correspondents Association's David Bloom Award for a series of reports from inside the Syrian revolution. The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" also received a 2012 Gracie Award and a National Association of Black Journalist's Salute to Excellence Award.
Shevlin holds a degree in art history from Wellesley College. She is married to Ted Holmes, a longtime CBS News producer. They live in New York with their two children.