Mary Hager is executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning and No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program "Face the Nation."
Prior to becoming executive producer, Hager was the broadcast's senior producer. She brings more than 29 years of political reporting to the job. She was then CBS News Chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer's producer for 15 years and covered virtually every presidential campaign, convention and election night.
Hager began her career at CBS News in 1991 as a researcher in the CBS News Political Unit and from there moved to Capitol Hill to work with Schieffer as Senate producer in 1993.
In 1999, she moved to the Atlanta Bureau, working with CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts covering the southeast and 2000 campaign, including the presidential recount in Tallahassee.
In 2001, Hager returned to Washington as a producer on the "CBS Evening News," where she spent eight years covering Congress, politics, the 2004 Kerry Campaign and the George W. Bush White House.
Hager is a graduate of the University of Virginia, which in winter of 2018 named her one of the university's most notable alumni.
In 2018, trade publication Adweek recognized Hager as a "rising brand star" of Washington, D.C. As executive producer of Face the Nation, Hager also won an Emmy for the 2013 Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis for the "50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination."