Nancy Lane is the vice president and senior executive producer of CBS News Digital. In this role, she oversees all content for CBS News' digital properties, including CBSNews.com, the CBS News mobile apps and social media accounts, and CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news network. CBSN continues to experience record growth, drawing more than 280 million live streams in 2017 to grow viewership 17 percent from the 2016 Election year. In addition, CBSNews.com continues to reach an even greater audience, with unique visitors up 20 percent year-over-year during 2017.
Lane has driven various new content initiatives that have expanded CBSN's original content slate, including the launch of daily current affairs program "Red and Blue" and the CBSN Originals documentary series. To date, CBSN has streamed over 16 Originals, covering a wide range of topics that take a deep dive into the key issues driving the national and global conversation. In addition, Lane was integral to the launch of "CBSN: On Assignment," a limited-run prime time series highlighting CBSN's distinctive reporting style that premiered on the CBS Television Network in June 2017.
Prior to joining CBS News Digital, Lane was senior vice president of editorial for CNN/U.S., where she directed newsgathering operations, including rapid response to breaking news and in-depth coverage of ongoing and exclusive stories. She also oversaw affiliate desks, domestic bureau chiefs, guest booking, and the deployment of CNN's domestic newsgathering resources.
Previously, Lane served as vice president and news director of CNN/U.S. Lane joined CNN in 1981 as an intern in its New York City bureau, and subsequently served as an assignment editor, field and line producer, senior political producer, New York executive producer, Washington executive producer and deputy Washington bureau chief.
She graduated from City University of New York-Hunter College. Lane is based at CBS News headquarters in New York.